Alex Ferguson gives Jose Mourinho his blessing to sign Paul Pogba

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has given his approval of Jose Mourinho's transfer pursuit of France international Paul Pogba. 

This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who also claim that the Scot mingled with the United players for the first time since he retired from the game at the end of the 2012/13 season. 

United, of course, look all but set to land Pogba in a mega-money £100 million deal, but it had been uncertain as to whether Ferguson, who is an ambassador at Old Trafford, was pleased about the prospect of the player returning to the club. 


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Pogba, 23, departed the Red Devils on a free transfer under Ferguson's guidance back in 2012 after failing to force his way into the first-team at United. 

The midfielder has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most exciting players in world football and it appears that his former manager will be more than happy to see him play for his beloved club once again. 

Pogba saga

It was well documented that Ferguson fell out with Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, during the saga four years ago, but it now appears that the same man could play a prominent role in bringing the star back to Manchester. 

Fans of the Red Devils will now be hoping to see the club's hierarchy get the deal over the line sooner rather than later. 

Pre-season clash 

For now, though, manager Mourinho will be concentrating on his side's pre-season fixture against Galatasaray in Sweden. 

Ahead of the contest, the Special One has insisted that the attitude of his players has been 'fantastic'.

"The players have been fantastic in their attitude," he told MUTV. "We have done a number of double training sessions, but I am not worried about them being tired on Saturday as the reality is we have to work and are looking at the game tomorrow as one more training session because the players need minutes - we will need to recover from that too."

Mourinho has also revealed why the duo of Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Chris Smalling failed to make the squad for the club's imminent fixture. 

"Fosu-Mensah is not so much injured," Mourinho continued. "But he has this little thing that we want to be careful with given that he is young. He is separate from the group until he is 100 per cent back.

"Chris Smalling has had a recurrence of an old injury from the previous season. We shall see what happens, but already he is suspended for the first game against Bournemouth."

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