MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, August 18 – Paul Pogba insists that he is giving no thought to the astronomical transfer fee Manchester United paid for his services and that winning the league title is all that’s on his mind.
The France international, who is available for selection this weekend following the completion of his one-match suspension, insists that his £89m price tag does not put any additional pressure on him.
“I am just happy to play football. I don’t even think about it [the transfer fee]. It has happened, it is behind me, I am just looking to win the league,” Pogba said, according to The Manchester Evening News.
“My ambition is always be the number one and be the best,” he continued. “So the objective is to win the league. We want to go back to the Champions League because that is where we belong.”
The 23-year-old was not eligible to appear alongside fellow big-name signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Saturdayand has also played no competitive football since the final of the 2016 European Championship in June.
Despite his lack of match fitness, Pogba is confident that he is ready to take on Southampton on Friday night.
“You have to ask the manager but I feel very good and have been training for 10 days. I am okay,” he said.
“I am quite used to this. I played the World Cup two years ago when at Juve and three years ago I was at the Under-20s World Cup as well. So I am okay.
“It is about your body and I have been training on my holidays.”