Manchester United’s newly appointed manager Jose Mourinho has set the clubs CEO Ed Woodward a deadline to sign Juventus’ superstar midfielder Paul Pogba.
According to the Telegraph Mourinho wants the deal done before United take on Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City in the Community Shield on August 7th.
The report goes onto state that United are lining up Blaise Matuidi as an alternative to Pogba if they are unable to sign the 23-year-old.
Pogba was one of the stars of the show during France’s 2-0 win over Germany in Euro 2016 semi-finals.
The Red Devils have already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer from PSG, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund and the young defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal this summer.
Pogba previously played for Manchester United and made his senior debut in the 2011-12 season. However, the France international left Old Trafford for Juventus after failing to break into the first team on a consistent bases.