Mino Raiola confident Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will prove successes

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Jose Mourinho brought four major signings with him to Manchester United this summer. Three of whom are all represented by the same man, Mino Raiola.

The super agent can boast having some of the best players in the world on his books and although Sir Alex Ferguson was never his biggest fan, Raiola's relationship with Man United has definitely improved since the Scot left the dugout at Old Trafford.

But, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has looked right at home in the Premier League after just five games, Raiola's other two clients haven't had quite the same success.

Paul Pogba became the most expensive player in history when he returned to Manchester in a deal worth £89 million and despite featuring in every game since his move was completed, his performances have been somewhat disappointing.

It has been an even tougher period for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who joined from Borussia Dortmund for £26 million.

The Armenian has struggled to breakthrough into Mourinho's first choice XI and has been given just one start at his new club so far this season.

That was in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City but Mkhitaryan failed to reappear for the second half as he was substituted during the interval.

After deservedly earning both of their big money moves to the Red Devils for their performances in Serie A and the Bundesliga respectively, many United supporters have been left very underwhelmed with how they have adjusted to Mourinho's regime.

However, Raiola insists it will only be a matter of time before the duo start firing from all cylinders in the Premier League.

"It’s true Pogba is not playing his best yet, he is taking time to adjust but people don’t always see the bigger picture. He will dominate for 10 years. He is United’s lost son," Raiola told the Daily Mail.

"Mkhi was the best player in the German league the last two seasons. He has a strong mentality and will be an asset once fully fit."

A third consecutive defeat on Sunday has piled the pressure on Mourinho but Raiola believes the Red Devils will still finish the term at the top of the league.

He added: "Sometimes it is better to lose because you realise you are not what you thought. I still think United will win the league though as they now have the quality."

Although Mourinho is expected to rotate his team, Pogba and co. will have the chance to end their poor run against Northampton in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Another loss will leave some fans having some serious doubts whether the Portuguese boss was actually the right man to replace Louis van Gaal.

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