Jose Mourinho does not want Manchester United’ - From Telegraph.co.uk
The United manager has made it clear, publicly and privately, that he has no intention of allowing the club to be backed into a corner on a frantic transfer deadline day scramble, a scenario that happened in each of the past three summers under his predecessors, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes.
Real provide the main competition to United and the Spanish giants – who have a history of getting their man - believe Pogba favours a move to the Bernabeu.
The 23-year-old is thought to have spoken with his compatriot Zinedine Zidane, the Real coach, and would prefer Madrid over a return to Manchester.
United’s signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea in January 2014 involved no direct contact between the clubs, with Woodward instead using Mata’s father, Juan senior, and Colin Pomford, a Madrid-based agent, to broker a deal.
United’s hierarchy are expected to hold formal discussions with Juventus but Raiola – who has extensive experience of working with Italy’s elite clubs, especially AC Milan – is taking the lead for now.