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Published: 20:43 | 7/7/16

Faria named as Mourinho's assistant


New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has appointed Rui Faria as his assistant boss at Old Trafford.

The 41-year-old, who was Mourinho's number two at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid and also worked alongside his fellow Portuguese at Barcelona and Uniao de Leiria, replaces Ryan Giggs, who left Old Trafford last week after a 29-year association with the Red Devils.

The 53-year-old has also brought in goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro, and coaches Ricardo Formosinho, Carlos Lalin and Emilio Alvarez, while Giovanni Cerra joins as an analyst.

In other United news, Mourinho has given a 7 August deadline to complete the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus.

The Portuguese wants the deal completed before the Community Shield against Leicester City at Wembley, leaving United a month to complete a world record £90 million deal for the France midfielder.

United have already signed forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who are both represented by Pogba's agent Mino Raiola, and defender Eric Bailly this summer.

“We are not going to get the fourth [signing] on the 31st of August, no way, we will get the fourth before that and then we are stable but the market will be open,” Mourinho said on Tuesday.

United, who will need to break the world transfer record fee of £85.3 million that Real Madrid paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, are hopeful that the 23-year-old will return to the club he joined from Le Havre as a 16-year-old in 2009.



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