Paul Pogba all set to play his second Man United debut against Southampton
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho impressed by the £89m signing Paul Pogba during training and has confirmed the midfielder will make his second United debut when they face Southampton on Friday.
The 23-year-old Frenchman completed his world record £89 million move to Old Trafford from Juventus ahead of this season. He is expected to play for the Red Devils on Friday night’s fixture with Southampton.
Although, Mourinho warns not to expect a ‘super’ performance, therefore the attacker is unlikely to play the entire 90 minutes.
“Paul Pogba has been here more than a week. He has been here 10/11 days, he knows the club so the adaptation really easy,” the Portuguese boss told a press conference.
“He knows everybody so no time is needed to adapt. Yes, he is ready to play. 90 minutes? I don’t believe. Super performance? I don’t believe. But he can play.
“You have to ask the manager, but I feel very good and have been training for 10 days,” he told Sky Sports. “I am okay. I am quite used to this. I played the World Cup two years ago when at Juve and three years ago I was at the U20 World Cup as well. So I am okay. It is about your body and I have been training on my holidays.”
Manchester United claimed a 3-1 in their opener game against Bournemouth, with Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all scored.