After the achievement of the world cup trophy, Paul Pogba is busy in celebration. The 25-year-old stole the show as he guided his country to victory with a disciplined midfield performance. Mason Greenwood and midfielder James Garner are among the players Mourinho has selected. Dutch winger Tahiti Chong, 18, and RoShaun Williams, Ethan Hamilton and Joshua Bohui, all 19, have also traveled, as well as 17-year-old Angel Gomes, who has made two substitute appearances for United. Manchester United have flown out to begin their pre-season tour of America as Jose Mourinho prepares for the new Premier League season to begin.
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07:08 Ed Woodward spotted at Wimbledon before World Cup final
United’s executive vice-chairman has had a busy summer so far, securing deals for Fred, Diogo Dalot, and Lee Grant, but faces his biggest task to date in getting a quality center-back through the door before the window closes on August 9.
20:49 Pogba leads a celebration
Paul Pogba is leading France’s World Cup celebrations
Eric Bailly has been hanging out with Andreas Pereira during the US tour.
20:16 Hopes are high
United fans have high hopes for Tahiti Chong and Angel Gomes this pre-season.
Ander Herrera is enjoying the sunshine in the States.
19:51 United in LA
The club’s official television crew are ready for the US tour.
19:36 Pogba linked with Barcelona
After the World Cup victory and the Paul Pogba transfer rumours have emerged again. Don Balon, a large pinch of salt, suggest the France international is a top target for Barcelona this summer with Lionel Messi reportedly trying to persuade the club to sign Pogba.
19:15 Toby Alderweireld asked about his future
Manchester United target Toby Alderweireld admits his future is unclear after returning from the World Cup with a bronze medal. He says he is in the dark about what might happen next ahead of the transfer window closing on August 9.
19:00 Transfer wishes
United fans are hoping to see the club move for a number of World Cup stars this summer.
18:49 Pogba praise
Celebrities have been praising Paul Pogba after his World Cup heroics.
18:22 Pogba thanks United teammates
Paul Pogba had special thanks for his United teammates following the World Cup final.
“I have so much respect for all the guys at United. Marcus, Jesse, Fella, Romelu, even Adnan who was there, Phil Jones. I spoke with them and they congratulated me, even Victor from Sweden texted me saying good luck when they lost. They are family to me.”
18:10 Ronaldo on Lisbon return
“Sporting Lisbon is always in my heart; it has always been. But I cannot answer your question. Of course I want to give new success with Juventus right now. I am not on holiday and hope to mark new success with Juventus. I am very confident that everything will be alright.”
17:57 Ronaldo hoping for more Ballon d’Or’s
“I want to win. I want to be the best. Who knows, maybe I will be awarded the Ballon d’Or again but things will happen naturally. It was difficult to win it in Manchester and Real Madrid, but maybe here? We will see.”
17:51 No United offer for Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his offer from Juventus was the only one he received this summer.
“Actually yes, it was the only one.”
17:46 Ronaldo: ‘Playing for United a dream’
Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken of his new challenge,“I prefer to think of me in the present tense. The present is clear, I enjoy football. I’m still rather young and I’ve always liked challenges in my life – from Sporting, Manchester, Real and now Juventus. It was a dream, not a career. I couldn’t really think of winning so many titles. This new challenge will be as good as the others”.
17:39 Sarri excited
New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has declared his excitement at facing ‘important manager Jose Mourinho’ next season. Sarri said, “All the most important coaches are working in the Premier League. The most important in Europe. In the world maybe. For me it will be very exciting to play against Guardiola, Pochettino, Mourinho, Klopp and the others”.
17:35 Sanchez’s summer off
Sanchez has enjoyed a first summer off since 2013, having represented Chile in the World Cup, two Copa Americas and the Confederations Cup in recent years.
United were hopeful a proper pre-season would refreshen Sanchez, who seldom performed following his January arrival from Arsenal.