AC Milan legend Kaka believes that new Manchester United signing will feel the pressure of his transfer fee, having moved from Juventus to Old Trafford earlier in the week. The Brazilian, who has been capped 92 times by his country and only missed the Copa America through injury, knows full well the pressure of big transfers – when he moved from AC Milan to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for €68.5million. It didn’t work out as anticipated and the playmaker returned to the Rossoneri in 2013 for a fraction of the fee.
Pogba is suspended for the trip to Bournemouth tomorrow and should make his debut in the fixture next Friday against Southampton.
Kaka was the last player to be voted the best in the world since the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, which is laughably a decade ago next January. The Brazilian has faced Pogba in Serie A in the 2013/14 season, with the Frenchman coming out on top in the 2-0 fixture in Milan (Pogba was a substitute and Kaka didn’t play in the 3-2 Juventus victory in Turin), and was full of praise for his former opponent – but fully expects there to be a lot of pressure on United’s new signing.
“It is a lot of pressure for sure, when you have a move like this with a lot of money. The club did this because they understand that he will bring a lot of things. He is a very good player, very young. United have a plan for him and he is probably worth it.”
Closer to home, United’s young superstar Marcus Rashford has stated that his new teammate is the complete midfielder and can do “everything”.
“He’s a midfielder that can do everything. He can go forward, he can sit, he can score goals and create goals and he can defend – he’s an all-round player that would benefit any team. We’re just lucky to have him.”