Jose Mourinho comments on Man United’s deal for Paul Pogba
Jose Mourinho reveals his delight at Manchester United's imminent deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus
Jose Mourinho has admitted that it is “amazing” that Manchester United are finally closing in on the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus.
The Red Devils announced on Sunday afternoon that Juventus had given the 23-year-old midfielder permission to undergo a medical with the Old Trafford outfit after months of speculation linking him with a return to the club.
Pogba is expected to undergo his medical and complete his much-anticipated transfer to Old Trafford in the coming days.
And Mourinho has revealed his delight at seeing his club close in on a deal to confirm the signing of the box-to-box midfielder.
Speaking on BT Sport after United’s 2-1 win over Leicester in the Community Shield, Mourinho said: “Finally!
“It’s amazing that such a good player is with us. Finally we have him.
“He comes to a winning side – a team who have won their last two matches, in the FA Cup and today. He has to work hard to come to the team.”
Asked about the time-scale for the transfer, Mourinho added: “I don’t know. I got the information [about the medical] just before the game.
“If he is here before the start of the Premier League it will give us a little bit of time to work with him.”
Pogba left Old Trafford to join Juventus back in 2012 after being deemed surplus to requirements by then manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
He has since developed into one of Europe’s top midfielders after enjoying a trophy-laden spell at Juventus.