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Pogba back in Manchester and ready for United's pre-season tour of Australian and China

The French midfielder flew to Manchester from the United States. and reported for duty at United's Carrington training ground this morning.

Pogba back in Manchester and ready for United's pre-season tour of Australian and China
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Paul Pogba has kept his word with Manchester United by turning up for work this morning - and with Real Madrid, by fulfilling all of his work commitments while the Spanish club work on persuading United to let him leave this summer.The player flew into Manchester from the United States and while photographers didn't get the chance to capture his arrival, it is believed he was driven from the airport to Manchester United's Carrington training complex in a black van driven by his chaffeur, The Daily Star reports.

United ready to start Australia and China tour

Pogba has been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 30-man travelling squad for the summer stage in Perth, Australia and subsequent warm-up matches. United have two pre-season friendlies lined up in Australia (Perth Glory on Saturday 13th and Leeds United on Wednesday 17th) before they meet Inter Milan in Singapore (20 July), Tottenham Hotspur in Shanghai (25 July) and AC Milan in Cardiff (3 August).

Madrid have asked Pogba to comply with all of his work commitments - the last thing they want is for the player to rock the boat with United and possibly scupper their chances of signing him this summer. Solkjaer has made the midfielder the team's second captain and insists he is a fundamental part of the first team project but it seems that Pogba is not relishing another year at Old Trafford with the team out of the Champions League. The chance to join Zidane at Madrid is much more appealing.

Manchester United's squad for Australian and China

Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Lee Grant, Joel Pereira, Sergio Romero.

Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young.

Midfielders: Tahith Chong, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba.

Forwards: Mason Greenwood, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.

*Matteo Darmian and Fred will join the tour at a later date.