Gallery: How Man Utd Could Line-Up With Pogba

Ross Houston
August 12, 2016

The Press Association reports that the 32-year-old World Cup victor is attracting widespread interest, with several other clubs in the Premier League among those keen to bring him in.

But the old days of a new signing being wheeled out at an introductory press conference, with club scarf and ball being supplied by the photographer for the "I've arrived" shot, are no certainty anymore. Los Merengues have shattered the transfer market the last couple of years with the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Welsh worldwide Gareth Bale. United seems to be back in business after acquiring Paul Pogba and rejecting Real's new offer for their star goalkeeper David De Gea.

Anders Lindegaard joined Manchester United during Sir Alex Ferguson's reign.

Lindegaard also expects Wayne Rooney to play a prominent role under Mourinho. "So he's a profile of player we found". "Now it looks like we are signing a player who would be regarded as a top signing of the summer".


But amid suggestions that a move to 4-3-3 - which Mourinho used during his initial spell at Chelsea to win back-to-back Premier League titles - could be implemented to try and get the best out of their new signing.

Pogba, who is excited to once again don the Manchester United Red, will wear the number 6 on his jersey, Sky Sports reported.

Pogba completed his £89million return to the club earlier this week and, given the Frenchman's attacking capabilities, Morgan Schneiderlin had been tipped to partner him.

"It was like I'd just come back home. I just went for a holiday", he told MUTV.


"He gave me energy, he gave me positivity", said Pogba.

Mourinho may have signed the midfielder he believes can drive United to glory, but it is now about so much more than what happens on the pitch.

United insist that the timing was purely down to their determination to announce the deal as soon as it was done, in order to avoid Juventus going public first - notwithstanding that it was nearly 1:40am in Turin when Pogba officially became a United player. He identified a player and, nine times out of 10, got the player.


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