Having already seen Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirm his move to Manchester United via his own Instagram account, Manchester United fans have been given further cause for celebration by the artist formerly known as the only way to digest news: the print media.
Venerable French paper L'Equipe - when not harshly giving Stephen Ward a 2/10 for his part in Ireland's defeat to Belgium - are one of the most reliable sports outlets in Europe, and are today reporting that Paul Pogba's return to Old Trafford may soon be a reality. The paper ran with a spread on Pogba today, pointing out Pogba's eagerness to return to Manchester:
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The report claims that Pogba is "dreaming" of a return to Old Trafford, saying that it has been part of his career plans since leaving the club for Juventus. Since moving to Turin, Pogba has seemed singularly determined to prove to Alex Ferguson that his sale of Jaap Stam was not his only mistake as Manchester United manager.
The report claims that Ed Woodward is aware of the situation - it cannot be assumed Woodward is immediately aware of issues relating to actual football at United - and is prepared to submit an opening bid next week.
While Jose Mourinho enjoys an infamously close relationship with agent Jorge Mendes, United are currently working with Mino Raiola in a bid to conclude deals for Zlatan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, so it is inconceivable that a discussion surrounding Pogba's future has not come up.
Pogba left United in 2012, having made just three senior appearances for the club. He frequently saw his path to the first team obstructed by Paul Scholes and other mighty United midfielders like, er, Anderson.