Pogba's press conference - 6/11/18
06/11/18 Reverse order Timestamp format
Paul, how would you sum up your time so far back at Manchester United? Do you think it's gone well or not?
PP: I think it's gone well. The first season we won three trophies. We won the Europa League, which was the main goal, to come back to the Champions League. Second year we finished second but we didn't win any trophies. We went to the final of the FA Cup.
Personally, I think it's been alright. It's been good. It's been good for me and it's been good for the team. Obviously, we are Manchester United, and we always expect more, and we always expect better. We are pushing up and we are on the way.
I am happy with my performance and what we have achieved in two years.
What's changed in recent games, from the Newcastle game? Is it something the manager has said? Is it something you're doing collectively? Is it where you're playing personally on the pitch? It just seems a happier place to be than perhaps it was earlier in the season.
PP: I think it came from everyone. We started realising we are Manchester United. Before that it was really bad, we didn't have any confidence. All together, maybe we didn't give enough. But after this game we went to the national teams, we came back, we've played very well. Against Chelsea, we had a very good performance. All the team all played together. When you play together, it's always easier.
Obviously a lot has been written about your relationship with the manager. A few weeks ago he said to you that you wouldn't be involved in the captaincy. What was that like for you? How do you think it's affected your game since?
PP: For me, it didn't affect me. I'm still playing and I'm really happy to play. The manager is the one who chooses who is going to be captain. I was the second one after Valencia. If he takes the armband, it doesn't change anything for me. I just want to play and perform. That's my job. I want to give the best to the team, for the fans and for the club, that's it. It didn't touch me. Nothing changed.
We've had Jose talk after the first game about how United have got some way to go to catch Juve. We've heard him talk tonight about how Juve are 'super favourites'. Does it feel a bit strange to have left a club who are at the top for a club that are struggling to get back up there?
PP: Choosing to come back to Manchester United, first of all, was my choice. Juventus was playing Champions League and Manchester were playing in the Europa League. So I knew I wouldn't play in the Champions League, but I was very happy. I made my choice and I don't regret it at all. I know Manchester haven't been at the top for the last few years, but I came back just to help the team. We are on the way. So for me, no, it's not strange. It's a choice. I don't regret it, I'm very happy to come back to Manchester United, to play and to wear the shirt, and I am sure we will come back to being the best.
This is your third season back at the club and you've won the World Cup in that time. How does it feel if you're not challenging for the Champions League or the Premier League, because you haven't done that in your two seasons back. Is that frustrating for you? Can you see that changing soon?
PP: Obviously we want to win trophies but, like I said, in the first year we won three trophies. This is the third one. We didn't start in the best way but the season is not finished yet, so we will see at the end.