Manchester United target double swoop for Croatia stars

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Pogba, though, is just one of the big-name players missing from United's USA tour and Mourinho admitted their absence meant it would be hard to start the Premier League season at full tilt.

Pogba superbly netted Les Bleus' third goal in Sunday's 4-2 final win over Croatia, capping an excellent individual campaign in Russian Federation.

Mourinho confirmed the 25-year-old, who has often been criticised for his performances since arriving from Juventus in 2016, will miss the start of the season while he recovers from his exertions this summer.

De Gea and Matic were among 12 United players to compete at the 2018 World Cup, and they have all been given time off following this summer's tournament. He's wonderful, he's fantastic.

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"To play for the biggest club in the world with such a history meant a lot to me".

"Really sad. It is not good for him, for me, for the team but there is no one to blame".

United plays its first English Premier League game of the season on August 10 against Leicester at Old Trafford.

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But eventually the French players - who had remained silent, perhaps bemused by the row, felt compelled to speak out. The Etoile station is, for now, "On a 2 Etoiles" (We have 2 stars), to denote France's second World Cup victory.

"It's about him understanding why he was so good, especially in the second part of the competition", he said.

"I sent a nice message before the World Cup and during it I did not disturb anyone".

However, the other notable player to not be flying to the States does have a move away from Manchester United on the cards. They needed to focus on the job for their national team.

"I did with Paul what I did with all my players", stated Mourinho.

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Mourinho bemoaned the preparation "as very bad" despite the enforced opportunities that will be provided to young players.

United have signed goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke and Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk during the transfer window but Mourinho would not be drawn on any possible further arrivals.

"I really don't know", said Mourinho. "He is not going to be ready for the start of the season but we think he'll be ready for September".

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