Sky Sports News reported breathlessly on Monday morning that 'PAUL POGBA FLYING TO MANCHESTER AHEAD OF MEDICAL'.
As if that weren't enough, Manchester Airport later tweeted a picture of the plane on its arrival.
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PA Sports then got in the act by sending a breaking news alert that amounted to Pogba subsequently getting off that plane and being driven a short distance.
The Daily Mail subsequently upped the ante further by posting images of the ACTUAL CAR in which Pogba arrived at the club's Carrington training centre.
And to top things off, Pogba's mother, Yeo, was also pictured arriving in the same convoy of cars.

Pogba arrives at United for medical; world-record transfer deal to be signed on Tuesday

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When a transfer is big enough to generate such excitement over the humdrum act of getting on a plane, landing, and then being driven a few miles to a nearby location, you know that it's big - and all the more so considering that there is absolutely no element of surprise left about the biggest transfer of this, or any other, summer.
And for once there is probably good justification for the hyperbole. The 23-year-old midfielder, who was allowed to leave United for just £800,000 in 2012, is expected to complete his return to Old Trafford from Juventus for a reported fee of around €110 million - £93.2 million - on Tuesday, bringing to an end one of the longest-running summer window sagas of recent years.
Jose Mourinho described it as a "done deal" on Sunday, and while he accepted that the money involved is ridiculous, added that he believes transfer fees will continue to sky-rocket in the future.

'Football is crazy'

"Football is crazy and the market has become crazy," said the Portuguese, speaking after his side's 2-1 victory over Leicester at Wembley in the Community Shield.
"What you think this season is crazy, you realise three years later it's not crazy any more.

Paul Pogba - the £100 million man

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"There are players who cost £10million who are super expensive because they're players (who are worth) £500,000 or £1million. What is expensive and not expensive in football I don't know any more. I just know he is a big player."
He added: "I don't think Real were upset when they broke the record with Gareth Bale or Cristiano (Ronaldo). I don't think it's a reason to be sad - it's a reason to be proud."

A footballing first? Mourinho and Wenger agreeing

Mourinho's words strongly echo those of Arsene Wenger a few days ago.
"It's complete madness - but it seems that if you can afford to do it, you can justify it," said Wenger last week.
"Football has become a global competition and that is why clubs are chucking these kinds of sums around.
"Does it make sense because the player can deliver a return on that investment? I don't think anyone can make that call.
"Since I've been in the game I've always thought there would be a limit to how much clubs could spend on a player but it looks like I've been proved wrong.
"Maybe in a few years' time we'll be talking about fees of £200m or £300m."

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho

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Pogba will settle in well since he 'won't have to compete with Messi or Ronaldo'

Mourinho reckons United can help Pogba become one of the world's best players because he will not have to compete with Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
"United is the perfect club to bring him to the level he wants to be," he said.
"The Premier League is the perfect habitat for that. If you want to be the best player in the world, if you go to Barcelona or Real Madrid you are in trouble because I don't think the other two big guys will let you.
"Here he is in the most seen, worldwide, championship which is absolutely incredible, with a team which wants to bring Manchester United to the top again.
"We have everything to give him and we know the reasons why he wants to come to us.
"Money he would get at any big club. He comes because he knows the club, knows the city, many of the players and wants to be an important part of the project. Hopefully everything goes well."

Final piece of the jigsaw for Mourinho's Manchester United?

Pogba is set to become the final cog in Mourinho's machine follow the summer signings of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and the former Chelsea boss acknowledges it has been a good transfer window for his new club as they aim to regain the Premier League title they last won in 2013.
He said: "It's a good market for us. Bailly, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Ibra. One defender, one midfielder, one creative, one striker. The squad is good. We need to work a lot, we need more work. I am happy for the next few weeks we have just the match on the weekend."

José Mourinho (Manchester United)

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Goals from Jesse Lingard and Ibrahimovic earned Mourinho his first silverware as United boss on Sunday, leading him to joke Pogba will have a tough challenge to force his way into his line-up.
He told BT Sport: "It's amazing that such a good player is with us and finally we have him and he comes to a winning side, a side that won the last two matches, the FA Cup final and the Community Shield, so he has to work hard to come to the team."
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