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Man Utd set to sign Mkhitaryan from Dortmund

Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho officially begins his role as Manchester United boss on Monday and will immediately look to further bolster his squad.

Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are set to be joined by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Armenia midfielder who is to sign from Borussia Dortmund.

Paul Pogba could also return to Old Trafford, the France midfielder having been jettisoned by Sir Alex Ferguson before thriving at Juventus.

Pogba, who would reportedly cost a world record fee in the region of £100million, is an example of Ferguson losing faith in young talent.

But one nurtured so well by the Scot has now left Manchester United after 29 years. Ryan Giggs departed last week to pursue his managerial career, having previously warned United must continue to develop youth players.

Mourinho will likely defend his record at promoting youth when he is unveiled as boss, but he will be expected to show his faith in Marcus Rashford and others on the pitch.

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