Paddy Crerand drops hint over Jose Mourinho’s fourth summer signing

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You won’t find too many people with more passion for Manchester United than Paddy Crerand.

The 77-year-old, who played for the Red Devils during the 1960s and now works for MUTV, is as red as they come.

However, Crerand is not just a super fan; he also has connections inside Old Trafford and dropped a hint over Jose Mourinho’s potential fourth major summer signing on Tuesday.


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United have already signed Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is undergoing a medical today ahead of his transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

Mourinho said in his press conference on Tuesday that three of the four signings have now been secured, leaving just one major addition left to come.

Crerand on United's fourth signing

And according to Crerand, the fourth signing could be someone who has already been at the club - presumably a reference to Paul Pogba, who United are understood to be leading the race to sign.

“I’ll bet your life I know who the player is and I’m not going to mention him,” Crerand told MUTV when asked who the fourth summer target was. “But I’ll tell you now it may be someone who’s been here before.”

Pogba left United for first-team opportunities

Pogba spent three years at United but decided to leave the Premier League giants after failing to establish himself as a first-team player under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Frenchman went on to join Juventus in 2012 and has since cemented his status as the world’s most sought-after midfielder.

It’s believed that Pogba would have preferred a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer, but neither club is in a position to sign the 23-year-old.

This has opened the door for United, whose new manager is trying his utmost to convince Pogba to return to Old Trafford.

United must break the bank for Pogba

In order to seal the deal, however, the Red Devils may need to make Pogba the first £100 million player.

Furthermore, they will need to pay the midfielder in the region of £250,000-a-week.

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