As the European Championships have gone by, talk of Paul Pogba’s potential return to Manchester United has grown from strength to strength, to the extent where L’Equipe reported on Friday that the player had told friends and teammates he’d be tempted to return to Old Trafford.
However, despite what José Mourinho said about wanting four players and then ‘breathe’, the French press don’t want to let go of the idea of Manchester United also going for Pogba’s teammate in the France national team, Blaise Matuidi.
According to Mercato365, José Mourinho is planning a double whammy by bringing both French midfielders to Old Trafford for next season, helped by their agent, Mino Raiola.
Having already helped bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the Premier League club, the Dutch agent could be set for the biggest payday of his life if, and it’s a big one, the other two deals go through.
Sir Alex Ferguson was heavily critical of Raiola during his time as United manager, but it seems José Mourinho couldn’t care less.
Manchester United have a lot of money, Mino Raiola has players worth a lot of money… It’s like a match made in heaven, isn’t it?
That said, this seems a bit far-fetched. We’d be more inclined to believe the ‘it’s one or the other’ approach.