Mourinho: Pogba fit and able

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Paul Pogba will make his second Manchester United debut against Southampton at Old Trafford on Friday night.

The world record signing was suspended for United's 3-1 away win at Bournemouth on the opening day, but is fit and eligible to take to the field against the Saints.

A coy Mourinho wasn't giving too much away, but merely stated that Pogba would play "some minutes" in the tie.

He said: "He’s ready to play. We played against Leicester with players with less training than him and we look at that match as a way to improve them, to accelerate that process.

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

Mourinho also revealed the player is settling well at the club he left for Juventus on a free transfer four years ago.

"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."