Paul Pogba has admitted that Jose Mourinho was a key factor in his decision to rejoin Manchester United in the summer transfer window. He left Old Trafford as a free agent and joined Juventus in 2012.
The France international established himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe with the Serie A winners, where he won the league for four years in a row. He returned to Old Trafford this summer as the Red Devils paid a world-record fee of £89m ($115m) to secure his services.
Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as United manager earlier in May. He helped the 20-time English champions land Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, before signing Pogba.
The 23-year-old is delighted to play under the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager at United. Pogba also went on to reveal that the timing was right for both him and Mourinho to move to Old Trafford this summer.
"He [Mourinho] helped with things. You see a big coach like him, who has done a lot and has won everything, and when he comes here, takes the players and wants to go back to winning," Pogba told Sky Sports.
"I played four years in Italy, if he'd come two years after I'd left [United], maybe I wouldn't have come, I would have stayed at Juve. I think it was the right time for him to come, and for me to come back."
Pogba can feature in various positions in the midfield. He was part of the France squad in the Euro 2016, where he started in the defensive role. However, the former Juventus star suggests that the left side of the midfield is his preferred position at United.
"I would say midfielder on the left [is my best position]. If you play a three I can play on the right of left, but I feel more comfortable to play on my left. I can do it [holding midfielder], but I feel more comfortable a bit higher," he explained.