Jose Mourinho wants Paul Pogba to play against Leicester City

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hoping that the club complete the signing of Paul Pogba this weekend. 

This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the Special One wants to prepare the France international for the club's upcoming Community Shield fixture against Leicester City. 

Pogba, 23, departed Old Trafford in favour of a move to Italian giants Juventus back in 2012, but it now appears that he's set for a mega-money return to the Premier League club. 


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The dynamic midfielder has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting players in world football, so it's fair to say that he will prove to be a remarkable coup for Mourinho and co. 

The same report from The Sun claims that the transfer will cost United as much as £112 million, while Pogba will sign a £290,000-a-week deal with the club. 

Mourinho's United 

Mourinho, of course, has been extremely prominent during this transfer window. He has already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, but the addition of Pogba could be the missing piece of his already exciting jigsaw. 

The Portuguese coach previously insisted that he wanted to land four new players. 

"We made a nucleus of four priorities, four positions, priorities," Mourinho explained. "To give a certain balance to the squad, to give a certain push in terms of quality, and the qualities that I need, that I want, as we know especially with the ones with more vision."

For now, though, the revered coach will have his sights set on his club's pre-season clash against Galatasaray in Sweden on Saturday evening. 

The club's pre-season tour of China certainly didn't go to plan after Mourinho's side were hammered 4-1 at the hands of German outfit Borussia Dortmund. It got worse for United on Monday after their derby clash against Manchester City was called off because of poor weather conditions. 

But with the addition of Pogba seemingly imminent, United fans will feel quietly confident that their side can once again challenge for the Premier League title. 

The Red Devils have endured a tricky past three seasons, but they finally appear to be building a squad capable of returning to the summit of English football.

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