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Paul Pogba except Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to raise the level of the team

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United will achieve more and have increase in quality and performances after Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford.

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Ronaldo’s sensational return came as a shock towards the end of the transfer window, Manchester City no been able to draw up a deal to sign the Portuguese captain.

The 36-year-old is up for a second Manchester United debut on Saturday when Manchester United face Newcastle United – the team Ronaldo netted his only Premier League hat-trick against during his first debut at the club.

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And Pogba is happy playing with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who became the leading goalscorer in men’s international football when he netted a double in Portugal’s 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland last week.

Pogba’s interview

“It’s always a pleasure to play with the best, it’s a plus for the players to be able to train with a great player,” Pogba told Telefoot.

“He’s going to raise the level of the team.”

Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009, scoring 118 times in 292 appearances as he collected three Premier League titles and a Champions League crown before joining Real Madrid.