Paul Pogba’s world-record transfer to Manchester United would not have happened if Louis van Gaal had remained as the club’s manager, The Sun claim.
The France international midfielder has returned to the Old Trafford outfit after four years at Italian giants Juventus, with optimism among the supporters that the all-action star can return the glory days to the Red Devils.
Jose Mourinho is said to have played a major role in Pogba signing for United, with the Frenchman keen to work with the distinguished and successful manager.
However, the latest report suggests that Van Gaal was against the club making big-money signings and would have objected to Pogba’s acquisition if he was still at the club.
The Dutchman oversaw two years of underwhelming performances at Old Trafford and was relieved of his duties at the end of last season, despite winning the FA Cup – United’s first piece of silverware since the Sir Alex Ferguson days.