Paul Pogba will feel the pressure following his world record £100m move from Juventus to Manchester United this summer, warns Kaka.
The Brazilian superstar briefly held the world transfer record when he moved from AC Milan to Real Madrid in 2009 for £56million – a fee that was surpassed by Cristiano Ronaldo shortly after.
Speaking to Omnisport, Kaka said that the 23-year-old must cope with the pressure of replacing Gareth Bale as the world’s most expensive player – but believes the dynamic midfielder is worth the money.
‘It is a lot of pressure for sure, when you have a move like this with a lot of money,’ said Kaka, who now captains Orlando City in MLS.
‘The club did this because they understand that he will bring a lot of things. He is a very good player, very young.
‘United have a plan for him and he is probably worth it.’
Manchester United begin their Premier League campaign against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, although Pogba will miss the opener through suspension.
The ban carries over after he collected a a pair bookings for juventus towards the clsing stages of last season’s Coppa Italia.
On Pogba’s ban, United boss Jose Mourinho said: ‘I don’t speak about him. He’s suspended and I don’t speak about suspended players or injured players.
‘I speak about the ones that are ready to play, so I forget Paul for a few days. On Tuesday, he will be ready to play.’
Expanding further, The Portuguese said: ‘I knew the situation with the yellow cards but I didn’t know at that time if an accumulation of yellow cards would bring a player to suspension.
‘I didn’t know if the suspension would be in Italian football, a suspension for the same competition, or the correspondent competition in England, the FA Cup.
‘I didn’t know that, so I was waiting for the decision.’