Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly approved the club's efforts to resign Paul Pogba. The 23-year-old midfielder left the Red Devils in 2012 after a falling out with the then-United boss − but appears to be on the cusp of rejoining the club in a world record deal.

Pogba is poised to join United from Juventus for a fee of around £100m ($132.2m, €118.35m), which would make him the most expensive player of all time. And despite his disagreements with Pogba and his agent, Mino Raiola, in the past, Sir Alex is happy for the Reds to resign the dynamic midfielder.

Sir Alex recently met with United's new boss Jose Mourinho at the club's training ground and, according to the Daily Mail, the ex-boss has endorsed the world-record signing. The news is likely to surprise some United fans after Sir Alex criticised Pogba's agent in his book Leading.

The ex-United manager previously said: "We had Paul under a three-year contract, and it had a one-year renewal option which we were eager to sign. But Raiola suddenly appeared on the scene and our first meeting was a fiasco.

"He and I were like oil and water. From then on, our goose was cooked because Raiola had been able to ingratiate himself with Paul and his family and the player signed with Juventus."

Despite the apparent bad blood between the pair, Sir Alex remains keen on United signing the player, who starred in their youth ranks as a teenager. United are reported to have already agreed a £290,000 a week deal with Pogba, who is expected to join the club in the coming weeks.