And he made his second United debut far sooner than expected, having enjoyed a prolonged holiday in the USA following his Euro 2016 exertions.
“We all saw Paul Pogba,” he said. “He was here, he was there, selfie, selfie, 9,000 of them, all summer.
“And then he comes to Manchester United has, what, two training sessions, and plays 90 minutes against Southampton. You think, how?”