Pat Nevin: This Man United star is ‘classic Jose Mourinho player’

The Chelsea FC legend claims Paul Pogba is the perfect player for Man United boss Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout

Pat Nevin has described Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba as the “classic Jose Mourinho player”.

The France international is set to return to the Old Trafford club following a successful summer with his national team.

Pogba scored in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia in the World Cup final to return to Old Trafford as a world champion.

The 25-year-old struggled to impress during his second season at Manchester United to prompt criticism from his manager.

FC Barcelona has been linked with a potential swoop to sign the French midfielder to rescue him from Mourinho’s management.

However, former Chelsea FC star Nevin believes Pogba is a player that is well suited to Mourinho’s style of football.

“I think he will have a better player,” Nevin told Irish radio station Newstalk. “He will grow a bit.

“He is a classic Mourinho player. He has the physique. He has that engine.”

Pogba moved to Manchester United in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.

The Red Devils won the Europa League and the League Cup during his first season back at the 20-time English champions.

Manchester United have signed Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant.

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