The French star completed a mind-blowing £89.4m deal to join Jose Mourinho’s side from Juventus which makes him the most expensive footballer ever at just 23, but for Mikel, the prospect of playing against the midfield is a welcome pleasure.
Mikel posted a cheeky video on his official twitter handle where he nutmeg Pogba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup second round clash against France, the Les Bleus eventually eliminated Nigeria but the Chelsea midfielder seem to still be enjoying that moment.
“Welcome back to the @premierleague @paulpogba – looking forward to facing you again my friend 😉 🚕 ☠ #EPL,” the 28-year-old wrote.
Manchester United will first Chelsea for the first time in the new 2016/17 season on October 22.
Mikel is currently with Nigeria’s Olympic men’s football team preparing for their quarter-final clash against Denmark on Saturday.