Manchester United star Paul Pogba says it will be a ‘pleasure’ to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and says the Portugal captain will ‘raise’ the club’s level.
The 36-year-old rejoined the Red Devils last week in a shock move that saw Ronaldo sign a two-year deal with his former club.
The move came completely out of the blue, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stressing just 48 hours before an agreement was struck with Ronaldo that the club did not plan on making any further additions in the window.
But Solskjaer couldn’t resist the chance to sign his former team-mate and United’s title chances have increased with Ronaldo back at the club.
And Pogba admits he’s delighted to be able to call Ronaldo a team-mate, as he says the rest of the squad must step-up to his level.
‘It’s always a pleasure to play with the best,’ said Pogba.
‘It’s also a plus for the players to be able to train with a great player. He’s going to raise the level of the team
‘Everybody 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
‘He’s going to bring his experience, his quality and obviously when he comes the level [of the team] goes up.’
Ronaldo hopes to make his second debut for the club against Newcastle United on Saturday at Old Trafford.
The forward landed in Manchester over the weekend but he’s unable to train with his new team-mates until midweek due to Covid-19 protocols.
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