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Jose Mourinho admits Wayne Rooney's influence at Manchester United will be missed but backs Paul Pogba to step up

Jose Mourinho admits Wayne Rooney's influence at Manchester United will be missed but backs Paul Pogba to step up

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Jose Mourinho will miss Wayne Rooney's influence around Manchester United, but has no doubt the likes of Paul Pogba will step up to lead the club into an exciting new era. After three largely drab years following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, the Portuguese was brought in to give the Old Trafford giants a much-needed shot in the arm.Mourinho was unable to launch a Premier League title tilt, stumbling home in sixth, but ended his first campaign with three trophies, having overseen Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield glory.That success bodes well for a new campaign that United approach without the man that skippered the side last term, with Rooney recently securing a return to boyhood club Everton after 13 years away.The captain grew frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities
Kyle Walker admits he swapped Tottenham for Manchester City as he is desperate to win silverware

Kyle Walker admits he swapped Tottenham for Manchester City as he is desperate to win silverware

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Manchester City's new signing Kyle Walker wants to add multiple trophies to a CV lacking silverware after joining from Tottenham in a deal that could reach £50million.The England right-back, 27, was confirmed as City's third signing of the summer on Friday for an initial fee of £45m, with Spurs due another £5m if various add-on clauses are met.Although David Luiz's £50m switch to Paris St Germain in 2014 and John Stones' £47.5m move to City in 2016 initially cost their clubs more, Walker's agency Base Soccer claimed on Twitter their client commanded "a record fee for a defender and record fee for an English player".Whatever the eventual outlay, it is a significant sum for Pep Guardiola's team and takes their summer spending well beyond the £100m mark following the acquisitions of Monaco pl