Rio Ferdinand believes Paul Pogba will prove his worth at Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand told BBC Sport he is confident that Paul Pogba can handle the pressure that comes with his world record fee after completing his move to Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United broke the transfer record, spending a reported £89 million to make Paul Pogba return to Old Trafford and become the world’s most expensive player.

Rio Ferdinand, who was Pogba’s teammate at United before the Frenchman’s departure to Juventus in 2012, believes he will live up to the price tag.

"Paul is a huge talent and someone with the personality to handle that price tag," Ferdinand told BBC Sport.

"He can do everything. He is still working out the best way to use all of his weapons but, once he does, he will be an absolute monster of a player.

"Paul's character means he will deal with being such a big investment — so that won't be a problem.

"As well as that, he will relish the responsibility on his shoulders of bringing medals and trophies to the club. That won't faze him at all.”

File photo of Juventus' Paul Pogba before the match against Napoli.

United have gone all out to make up for the new signing’s lost time, and Ferdinand is confident he will do exactly that.

"It was a mistake to let him leave but bringing him back is a statement of intent," the United legend continued.

"He is going to be a top player for years to come and he will make a big difference to United's title chances.”

Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand

The money United are bringing in allows them to splash the cash on players of the highest quality. It is not only the most significant transfer this summer, but ever in terms of the fee.

Pogba knows the club like the back of his hand and that will help him handle the pressure.

Jose Mourinho has brought in a superb midfielder about to reach his prime, and it is a signing which should transform United into title challengers once again.

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