Jose Mourinho believes his most expensive player Paul Pogba is glad to be back at ​Manchester United following France's World Cup victory, despite reports linking him with a move to Barcelona and his former employers, Juventus. 


Pogba was one of the standout performers in the recently concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup and is eager to reach similar heights for whichever club he plays for. 



Mourinho said the midfielder was "happy and proud" to be back at Old Trafford, once again hinting that United have no intention of letting the central midfielder go. 


"My perception, he arrived Monday, happy, proud, a desire to work," Mourinho told a press conference, as quoted by Goal


"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. He's one of the players that I have to speak to, to see how physically and mentally he feels. But it's the same conversation as with [Ashley] Young, [Marouane] Fellaini, [Jesse] Lingard, it's the same."



"If they feel they can help us [against Leicester] – 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour. We don't have many solutions and want to go with everything we have. I see [Pogba] very well but we need words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand. We have to try and get the best out of every player."


Mourinho was left frustrated by United's inability to lure in a central defender. After failing to secure Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire, the Red Devils were also rejected by Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin on Deadline day.