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Jose Mourinho confirms Man United have made third signing at initial press conference

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Mourinho at Old Trafford today
Mourinho at Old Trafford today

Jose Mourinho held his first official press conference as Manchester United manager today.

The Special One made his official debut as Old Trafford boss this morning.

Among the more eye-catching of his quotes is the revelation that United have made a third signing.

However, the Portuguese refused to reveal the identity of the third transfer into the club under his reign:

Deals have already been done for centre-half Eric Bailly and Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

A deal for the Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mkhitaryan was already thought to be extremely close to completion, with a slip-up by the club's shop before a Dortmund tweet more or less confirming the 27-year-old's move.

Rumours have been rife that United are keen to bring former midfielder Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford, with a fourth signing being targeted by the new manager:

Mourinho also moved to dispel the myth that he is not a coach who consistently brings through academy players:

While he also had something to say about the departure of Louis van Gaal's assistant manager and club legend Ryan Giggs:

The former Chelsea boss will not have impressed his old employers by crowning United as England's biggest club:

While it also sounds as though Alex Ferguson's influence at Old Trafford will not be diminished by Mourinho's arrival:

Mourinho also hammered down the final nails into Wayne Rooney's midfield coffin: