August 17, 2017

I wined and dined Lukaku to convince him to join United ―Pogba

Paul Pogba says that he took Romelu Lukaku for dinner to convince him to join United.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed how he went about convincing striker Romelu Lukaku to join him at Old Trafford.

Lukaku joined Jose Mourinho’s side for a fee of £75million in July but Pogba says that he had to work hard in order to make it happen.

The Frenchman revealed his influence on the move on Copa 90’s FIFA And Chill with presenters Poet and Vuj during United’s pre-season tour of the US.

“I had been preparing for this. It was long work – I took him to dinner and I talked to him,” he explained.

“I had to work for it but the finale is that he’s here, he’s with us and he’s banging in goals.

‘He’s a player who knows the Premier League and can help us a lot.”

Pogba also revealed his close bond with his new team-mate, saying that he would be prepared to die for him.

“When you’re with those people that you’re close to, you know you want to die for them too,” he added.

“It’s always good to be close with your team-mates on and outside of the pitch.”