Last summer saw Manchester United fork over a world record transfer fee to Juventus to bring former academy product Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford.

Despite constant scrutiny from the media, the Frenchman’s first season back in red can still be deemed a successful one.

Pogba notched 9 goals and 5 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions last season, helping United to a League Cup and Europa League double, including a goal in the final of the latter.

But did Manchester United shell out £89m for more than just his talents on the pitch?

Since Romelu Lukaku arrived for £75m from Everton, the newcomer has confirmed that Pogba played a huge part in the move.

And after posting a video on Instagram referring to himself as “Agent P”, it becomes clear that Pogba’s role at the club includes that of a ‘networker’.

Earlier last season, rumors were rife that Manchester United were going land Antoine Griezmann this summer. The Atletico Madrid forward publicly confessed his desire to play along side Pogba at club level but ultimately decided to remain in the Spanish capital.

In the most recent instance, the United midfielder has reportedly been pushing the club to sign PSG defender Serge Aurier, after hearing that manager Jose Mourinho was browsing the market for a right back.

Pogba is rapidly becoming one of the biggest names in the sport and evidence suggests that he’s the man all other players want to play with.

So with his new found ‘networking’ role, is the 24-year-old the man to attract and draw future marquee signings to Manchester United?

Can a player really have that much influence on club activity? Let us know in the comments below!

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