Pogba confirmed to make Man United debut on Friday

Date published: Thursday 18th August 2016 1:59

Paul Pogba will make his Manchester United on Friday against Southampton, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

Pogba re-joined United in a world-record move from Juventus for £89.3million before the start of the season.

However, the Frenchman was suspended for United’s Premier League opener against Bournemouth on Sunday.

The Frenchman had incurred a ban after receiving two Coppa Italia yellow cards, and the suspension carried over despite his move to England.

The 23-year-old will now make his debut for the club against Southampton at Old Trafford on Friday, but he is unlikely to start.

On Pogba’s chances of playing, manager Mourinho said: “We played against Leicester with players with less training than him and we saw that match as a way to improve them and accelerate the process.

“With Paul it’s a bit the same – not one single minute of any pre-season match but almost two weeks of work with us, sometimes with the group, sometimes separately, and the condition is okay to play some minutes.

“He has adapted really easily because he knows the club, knows everybody. He has no need to have time to adapt, but he’ll need time to build his condition and his understanding of how the team plays and how he’ll fit in with that.

“He needs time to build his condition and his understanding in the way the team tries to play. Yes, he’s ready to play. Ninety minutes? I don’t believe. Super performance? I don’t believe. But in condition to accelerate his process of integration in the team, that’s for sure.”

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