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Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez on international duty with Chile

Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez on international duty with Chile

The future of Manchester United and French worldwide midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford remains a mystery as the transfer window slowly begins to close as conflicting reports continue to surface.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Barcelona and Juventus are both interested in signing the midfielder after Mourinho claimed the £89 million man had played well for France during the World Cup because he was fully focused on his football.

There is little time for the Premier League's stars to shake off their World Cup hangover as the chase to catch champion Manchester City begins in earnest on Friday.

His inability to truly imprint his influence on the match was illustrated, more than anything else, by the fact that the Chilean gave away possession more than any other Manchester United player on the night. "I think it's the last time we speak about it, it's over, finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it".

"I don't remember in my career to be in so much in trouble to make my changes because I wanted to make five or six and I could only make three".

Mourinho admitted he may have to get used to not getting his own way in the modern world having suggested last weekend United would face a hard season if they did not bolster their squad.

He really had only three days of pre-season but there he was reporting for duty, eager to help, impressing José Mourinho with his desire at Carrington, as well as the leadership that he...

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He went on to repeat his sentiments that United are in for a tough season, after they overcame opponents who spent more cash in the summer transfer market. Paul [Pogba] was fantastic - his contribution was unbelievable, but the fuel was disappearing every minute, so we were in trouble and we needed [Scott] McTominay and [Marouane] Fellaini to give me that balance in midfield.

"So for me it's a big season for Paul Pogba, it's a good move, let's see how Paul Pogba gets on tonight". "I think we are more the head coach than the manager", he said.

"I am very pleased for Luke Shaw".

Mourinho has been quite vocal regarding some of his playing squad, or lack of should I say.

He wanted many more, as he pointed out numerous times on United's preseason tour, but as deadline day rumbled on there was still no news.

"Now that I know my team-mates, I can focus on what I want to win".

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