Matilde Mourinho posted a photo of the Red Devils boss on Twitter, decked out in his new club blazer, as the squad prepared to jet off to China for their pre-season tour.
In the background of the image sits a whiteboard with the names of United players placed in positions where they are likely to line up under the Portuguese.
Although it is hard to see and the words are quite blurry, some further inspection has revealed that the name of Juventus star Paul Pogba features in midfield, next to that of Marouane Fellaini with Mourinho identifying two players in each position.
While it may be a rouse, it could suggest that United are confident of landing the French midfielder who has been linked with an Old Trafford return for the past few months.
The other names on the whiteboard, from the back, appear to be:
Ready to Beijing. pic.twitter.com/agucCzvtGY
— Matilde Mourinho (@MourinhoMatilde) July 19, 2016