Paul Pogba insists Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival will raise ‘the level’ at Manchester United as they face a Premier League title challenge, with the French midfielder hailing the experience club that ‘legend’ can offer
- Pogba says Ronaldo’s arrival at Man United will help ‘raise the level of the team’
- He said personally that it is ‘always a pleasure to play with the best’ footballers
- The midfielder also said it is beneficial for the squad to train with a ‘great player’
- Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford after his £19.8m transfer from Juve
Paul Pogba believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Old Trafford will help the Manchester United team ‘raise the level’.
Ronaldo returned to the Red Devils this summer after completing a £19.8m transfer from Juventus, 12 years after leaving for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Pogba – who also returned to United five years ago after leaving for free in 2012 – says it is good for the squad to train with a ‘great player’ who has a wealth of ‘experience’.
Paul Pogba says Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Old Trafford will help ‘raise the level’ of the team
The French midfielder told Telefoot via Get football news France: ‘It is always a pleasure to play with the best.
“It’s also a plus for the players to be able to train with a great player. He is going to raise the level of the team to a higher level.’
In an earlier conversation with Sky Sports, Pogba also said Ronaldo’s ‘experience’ would help steer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the right direction for the 2021-2022 season.
He said: ‘Everyone knows [what Ronaldo brings]. He’s already a legend in this club and he’s coming back, so obviously it’s huge for us, for the club.
The Portugal international returned to the Red Devils this summer after completing a £19.8m transfer from Juventus, 12 years after leaving for Spanish giant Real Madrid
Pogba – who also returned to United five years ago after leaving for free in 2012 – says it is beneficial for the Manchester United squad (above) to train with a ‘great player’
“He is going to bring his experience, his quality and of course when he reaches the level” [of the team] goes up.’
Pogba will play alongside Ronaldo for the first time in his career this season. It is believed that the couple will embark on a formidable partnership.
Having already provided five assists in the first three games of the 2021-2022 season, Pogba will try to replenish his number by providing Ronaldo with a steady stream of opportunities.
Pogba also has a track record of raising his game when he played alongside other stars – he performed exceptionally with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Pogba has a track record of playing well with other stars – he excelled with Ibrahimovic
However, balancing a squad that includes the likes of Pogba, Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and more will put Solskjaer’s man-management skills to the test.
Both Ibrahimovic and Pogba arrived at Old Trafford ahead of the 2016-17 season and formed a delightful partnership.
If Pogba and Ronaldo can do the same, Manchester United could be a challenge for the Premier League title.
However, balancing a roster with the likes of Pogba, Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and more will Solskjaer’s management skills are put to the test.