Alex Ferguson Meets with Mourinho, Endorses Pogba’s £100M Transfer
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently meet with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United’s training ground where he reportedly gave his nod to the re-signing of Paul Pogba for a whopping £100million.
Alex Ferguson, who has a stand at Old Trafford named after him, also mingled with the players for the first time since he left the helm as manager three years ago, Daily Mail writes.
Fergie’s endorsement of the France midfielder is especially significant as it was a fall-out between him and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that led to the Frenchman leaving Old Trafford for next to nothing four years ago.
It is understood that Mourinho wants to work closely with Ferguson as he goes about the task of returning the club to the summit of English football where the Scotsman had left it.
United and Juventus have agreed on the deal that will see the 23-year-old earn a staggering £290,000 after his successful medical in Los Angeles, where he has been on holiday.
The Red Devils play Galatasaray in Gothenburg on Saturday with marquee signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, set to make his debut.
“The players have been fantastic in their attitude,” Mourinho 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.”
Meanwhile, United captain Wayne Rooney, who is gearing up for his testimonial against Everton next week, claimed Mourinho’s winning obsession has excited the club.
“I think Manchester United as a football club need to win. We have to win and he certainly has that winning mentality.”
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