Jose Mourinho believes that Manchester United is the perfect club for Paul Pogba to continue his development in a bid to become the best player in the world. While Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been linked with the Frenchman in recent times, the Portuguese boss believes that the presence of stars such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the La Liga giants could have hindered his progression.

Pogba is set to have completed his long-awaited return to Old Trafford after on Sunday (7 August), after the club announced that Juventus granted him permission to undergo a team medical with the Premier League giants before finalising the deal.

Mourinho is convinced that Pogba will pass the medical without any problem and said that he has made the perfect choice by joining United despite reports in Spain claimed that Zinedine Zidane tried to convince him to move to Real Madrid instead.

"United is the perfect club to bring him to the level he wants to be," Mourinho said after his side beat Leicester 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday (7 August) to win the annual FA Community Shield.

"The Premier League is the perfect habitat if you want to be the best player in the world. If you go to Barca or Madrid you are in trouble, because I don't think the other two big guys will let you develop to that level.

"Here he has the conditions to develop in the biggest worldwide championship, with a team that wants to bring Manchester United to the top again. We have everything to give him. Money he will get in any big club. He comes because he knows the club, the city, many of the players and to be part of the Man United project."

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Pogba is set for the Manchester United medical. Getty Images

Pogba is set to become Mourinho's fourth signing following the previous arrivals of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan. The boss suggests that it could also be his last signing after claiming that he is now more than happy with his squad.

"If it goes well in the medical, which I think he will - I see on Instagram he does kung-fu, karate, running, basketball, football - everything, so he must be fit - on Tuesday I will be there waiting for him, if that is the situation for us.

"This has been a good window for us; [Eric] Bailly, Pogba, [Zlatan] Ibrahimobvic, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan. One defender, one midfielder, one striker, one creative. The squad is good. But we need to work a lot. We need more weeks of work. I am happy that for three weeks we have just a match for the weekend."