Pogba set for Manchester United medical

Paul Pogba

Pogba last played a league match for United at Wolves in March 2012

Paul Pogba has been granted permission by Juventus to have a medical at Manchester United.

The 23-year-old France midfielder has been linked with a world record £100m return to the Old Trafford club, where he made only three league appearances before joining Juve in 2012.

On Friday, United boss Jose Mourinho said he wanted the deal done by 14 August when United play Bournemouth.

Pogba has been on holiday since losing the Euro 2016 final with France.

He played at United for three years before rejecting a new contract and moving to Italy for a £1.5m compensation fee four years ago.

The Frenchman won the Serie A title in four successive seasons in Italy and has established himself as one of the most highly rated players in the world.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri had previously stated that he expected the Frenchman at training on Monday but reports in Italy said the midfielder had already flown to the UK.

Former United skipper Bryan Robson told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek that Pogba would be an ideal signing.

“He is the type of player we need,” said Robson.

“He is similar to Yaya Toure in the sense he is very good going forward and can score spectacular goals.”

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