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Jose Mourinho coy on Paul Pogba move but confirms one more transfer in to Man Utd

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Jose Mourinho coy on Paul Pogba move but confirms one more transfer in to Man Utd

Jose Mourinho was asked about continuing reports linking Paul Pogba with a world record £100million return to United from Juventus before Wayne Rooney's testimonial last night but would not comment directly.

United failed to find the net as they played out a goalless draw with Rooney's former club Everton in their final pre-season friendly at Old Trafford.

But Rooney linked well with Ibrahimovic, who was making his home debut, and the combinations with fellow forwards Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial were also promising as the team continued its re-tuning under the new boss.

Mourinho did, however, say he wanted another new player signed before the Premier League opener at Bournemouth on August 14.

"We are going to sign one more player for sure," the Portuguese told BT Sport. "I don't want to speak about Paul (Pogba) because he is a Juventus player and I don't like other managers to speak about my players. I don't speak about their players.

"But the reality is we are going to sign one more player. The market closes, as you know, August 31 so we have plenty of time to do that, but I'd like to do it before the Premier League starts."

Mourinho stuck by his plan to use 22 players for the friendly, making six substitutions at half-time and the rest as the game wore on. Rooney, who will begin the season four short of Sir Bobby Charlton's record 249 United goals, lasted 52 minutes and ended the game sitting on the bench alongside son Kai. Ibrahimovic played just over an hour.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, whose United future is uncertain, was conspicuous by his complete absence from the teamsheet.

Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge today slammed the club's treatment of the World Cup winner.

United take on Premier League champions Leicester City on Sunday in the Community Shield, with the game kicking off at 4pm.