Pig-Bargain: United midfielder nets £2.9M cheshire mansion for a fraction of asking price !

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba has proved himself a dab hand in the property market – by netting a new home for £600,000 less than the asking price.

The world’s most expensive footballer paid £2.9m for a swanky five-bedroom Cheshire mansion that was up for sale at £3.49m.

And the £290,000-a-week Frenchman – famous for his ‘dabbing’ goal celebrations – saved himself a fortnight’s wages with the cut-price deal just before the transfer window.

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Pogba, who rejoined United from Italian side Juventus in a record £89m transfer last summer, will enjoy luxuries including a heated indoor swimming pool, saunas, and his own media room.

The secluded, security-gated property, in one of the north-west’s most affluent neighbourhoods, is believed to be a former home of ex-United striker Javier Hernández and his sister Ana.

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Other notable past residents of the village include retired goalkeeper Richard Wright, who last played for United’s arch-rivals Manchester City, and fellow Frenchman Olivier Kapo, once of Wigan Athletic.

Just a 20-minute drive from the Red Devils’ Aon Training Complex in Carrington, it boasts a tailor-made kitchen, giants hedges to protect the 23-year-old’s privacy, and a leisure suite complete with pool table.

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There’s also a balcony, and a double garage to house the midfielder’s top-of-the-range Audi and Mercedes motors.