Paul Pogba's coach: Manchester United return will be a "beautiful thing"
Mohamed Chacha, Paul Pogba’s coach who noticed him as a kid and saw the talent that we see today, spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport and believes his move back to Manchester United will only help him reach his true potential.
Pogba, 23, was brought to Le Havre by Mohamed Chacha at the age of 13 and tutored until the transfer to Manchester United Youth Academy at the age of 16. However, Paul Pogba is believed to still take advice from his first coach and considers him family.
The former coach who is as much a credible source as any said the estimated €110 million transfer fee is testimony to the great talent that his protege is. He said, “Returning to United will be a “beautiful thing” for Paul. When he was there he didn’t have the opportunity to break through to the first team. Now, with his return he can show his talents.
“I don’t like to talk about money, but if the Red Devils are willing to pay so much it’s only because Paul is a great talent and a golden boy who works so hard to win everything.”
Chacha was reminiscent of his time as the Frenchman’s coach and spoke about the many specialities of Pogba. He further explained how Pogba developed himself to gather international stature, “It was the first time Pogba had been far away from home. What dazzled me was his calmness on the pitch and his exceptional technique. He took many risks with the ball and looked to create a new move every day. For someone as lanky as he was, it was an amazing thing. Paul didn’t have highly developed physical attributes yet, however, he had mass and strength in his legs. Afterwards, at United he grew so much in an athletic aspect.”
Furthermore, he believes the club’s decision to make Pogba a world record signing after losing him for nothing, signifies the immense talent and potential of the young Frenchman. He continued by speaking about his maturity and made suggestions which could help him achieve his best.
“He’s only 23 years old and has room to grow. To train with great players and with a great coach will always make you better. We have yet to see his peak.
“Pogba is a very mature person. The only advice I could give him is to remain the same and stay close to your family, a thing that gives an indescribable strength.”