Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Manager Confirms Paul Pogba Medical

Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba.
Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille, France, June 19. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the 23-year-old will undergo a medical at Old Trafford. Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Manchester United is close to completing a world record transfer for Paul Pogba, after Juventus allowed the 23-year-old midfielder to travel to England for a medical.

The news was announced by United just before the FA Community Shield game against Leicester City, which Jose Mourinho's club won 2-1 thanks to a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic header.

Using the hashtag "Pogback" in reference to the Frenchman's imminent return to Old Trafford, United confirmed that Pogba would have a medical at the AON Training Complex, the club's training ground.

Club statement on Paul Pogba: #MUFC

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 7, 2016

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho confirmed that Pogba was on his way, but claimed to know nothing of the transfer fee, which is expected to break the £100 million barrier for the first time in history.

Asked if Pogba was signing, Mourinho said: "If he goes well in the medical."

Questioned on the fee, he replied: "I have no idea. I was told before the game the medical was confirmed. I don't think Real Madrid was upset when they broke the world record with Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo.

"It's a reason to be proud that the club can attract players of these dimensions."

Pogba left United in the summer of 2012, having grown frustrated at a lack of playing time in the United first team under the club's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

He has since won four Italian league titles with Juventus and starred for France during this summer's run to the UEFA Euro 2016 title.