Former Manchester City right-back Danny Mills believes Paul Pogba’s previous experience in England has helped him to fit in better at Manchester United.

The Premier League giants paid a world record fee of £89m to Juventus this summer to lure away a player they lost for a paltry compensation fee in 2012.

The Frenchman made his second debut, and his first Premier League start, for the club last night in their 2-0 win over Southampton at Old Trafford, and impressed with his energetic display in midfield.

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are expecting Pogba to make a huge difference this season as they look to win their first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure three years ago.

And Mills feel Pogba should not find it hard to settle down in England as he has been in the country before, knows the English game, and was around some of the legends of the game during his initial stint at Old Trafford.  


The former Leeds and Manchester City midfielder also believes the Frenchman’s all round game allows Mourinho to play him in different roles in the middle of the park.

On Pogba, Mills told BBC Radio 5 live: “He has been here before.

“He knows the football club, he knows England; okay he might not know the Premier League that well, but he has trained here. He has been around some Premier League greats and legends.

“He knows the standard, he knows the kind of intensity of the league and what it takes, and that would set him in good stead, he fitted in really well.

“He is a magnificent athlete, he goes around box-to-box like Patrick Vieira. [He] can tackle, can pass, he can score great goals as well. United can play him in four or five positions in the midfield area.”

Despite Mourinho’s assertion before the game that Pogba would play only ‘some minutes, the Frenchman completed the full 90 minutes last night, and is expected to remain in the team for next Saturday’s trip to Hull City.