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Paul Pogba described as the ideal gift for Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been hailed as the ideal gift for new manager Andrea Pirlo after he replaced Maurizio Sarri as the manager of the club after the chain smoker was sacked by the club after their UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon last week. Pirlo, a club legend will be seeking to put his own touch on the club, aiming to retain the Serie A title next season and pushing for the Champions League once again.

Luca Toni reckons that the United midfielder would be the perfect gift for Pirlo at the club. The Frenchman spent four years at Juventus from the summer of 2012, when they signed the player, a free agent after leaving United. Just four years later, United paid £89 million to re-sign the midfielder under the management of Jose Mourinho. In his first season back at United, the club lifted the EFL Cup and the UEFA Europa League, of which Pogba could win for the second time with United reaching the semi-final after beating FC Copenhagen 1-0 on Monday evening. Speaking to Tuttosport and reported by The Mirror, Toni said:

“Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield. The ideal gift would be Pogba. I don’t know if that’s possible, but it would certainly be the best option.

“Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team.

“I don’t know what system he will use and I don’t think it matters. Andrea is intelligent and flexible.”

Pogba was linked with an exit from United last summer after stating that he wanted a new challenge and was promptly linked with a return to Juventus with Real Madrid also interested in the player. However, this summer, the coronavirus pandemic could be something that stops Pogba from leaving and there has been many reports suggesting that Bruno Fernandes’ arrival has excited the player has apparently done a U-turn and now wants to stay at the club, although nothing has been confirmed by the club or the player. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels that Pogba’s future lies in Manchester though. Speaking ahead of the 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen, The Sun reported the manager as saying:

“Since coming back from injury he has been a delight. He has worked really hard, he is happy and he is playing well.

“We are going to see the best of Paul in the next couple of seasons, I’m sure. And I’m looking forward to seeing him grow with this team.

“He will have to be one of the leaders, one of the main figures, because he is just coming to his peak time as a footballer at 27. I am really looking forward to working with him.”

This season has been a mixed one for Pogba with him spending a lot of time on the sidelines with two separate ankle injuries, one of which required surgery keeping him out of action throughout the Christmas period and into the New Year. The coronavirus pandemic then hit, giving the player there months to recover before the season resumed and he returned agains Tottenham Hotspur, winning the penalty which United earned a 1-1 draw from. The Frenchman has played just 21 times this season, scoring one goal and four assists. His contract is set to expire in the summer of 2021, although there is an option for another year to be added. United would like to extend the player’s contract though.

Written by John Walker

Paul Pogba gives a hint that Manchester United stay is likely after Champions League qualification

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has given a hint that he will remain at the Old Trafford club after celebrating the clubs qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season. The player was subject to interest form both Real Madrid and Juventus in the past with suggestions of a summer transfer for the Frenchman but the coronavirus pandemic, then his return to the game after recovering from ankle injuries this season, added to his form and the arrival of Bruno Fernandes may have changed things.

United beat Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium in the final Premier League match of the season with Bruno Fernandes scoring a penalty, which was won by Anthony Martial then Jesse Lingard scoring a late goal, which was his first of the season, in fact, his first goal since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first match as manager of the club in December 2018 after the sacking of Jose Mourinho. United will be relieved that they will be playing Champions League football next season. Pogba posted a positive tweet on Twitter celebrating the fact, which said:

“Let’s gooooooo Champions League baby.”

The 27-year-old bounced back from ankle injuries this season during the lockdown and the suspension of the domestic season, returning to training when it was safe to do so and returning to action, albeit from the bench in the first Premier League match of the restart against Tottenham Hotspur, winning a penalty with United earning a 1-1 draw in the match. It was good to see the Frenchman back in action and building his fitness up for the remainder of the season.

During the course of the season, missing 39 matches for his club, Pogba made 19 appearances in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and the Emirates FA Cup, scoring one goal and four assists. He has not played in the UEFA Europa League as yet but could do during the remainder of the season. The Frenchman may not play against LASK in the round of 16 second leg with United 5-0 up from the first leg, presumably safely through to the quarter finals of the competition.

Pogba has been in good form since coming back but towards the end of the season, the entire squad seemed tired and in need of a break they were not going to get until the job had been done. Now that it has been done and over a week before United play their first match back in the Europa League, the squad will be given sufficient rest before returning to training before the latter stages of the tournament which will be played in Germany next month.

The remainder of the season and into the next will be big for Pogba, who has been subject of speculation by The Sun with the suggestion that the player will sign a new five-year contract at the club. It seems clear that United have improved and Fernandes’ arrival is crucial to that. With the summer transfer window now open and United looking to continue their rebuild, perhaps this summer Pogba will see what United are able to do in order to raise the bar in the squad in a bid to challenge for the Premier League title and more next season.

Written by John Walker

Paul Pogba studied Bruno Fernandes and how he played to set alight partnership

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he studied teammate Bruno Fernandes ahead of their first match playing together for the club. Fernandes signed for United from Sporting Clube de Portugal during the January transfer window and has been a revelation for the club ever since he arrived. The Frenchman, who has been out with ankle injuries for much of the season seemingly wanted to get ahead of the game and adapt for his partnership with the Portuguese midfielder.

Fernandes cost United £47 million in January and could see his price eventually rise to £65 million or more with add-ons being paid to his former club based on his achievements and performances for his new club – which might be a certainty rather than a possibility based on what he has done in the 17 appearances he has made for the club, scoring eight goals and assisting a further eight – also have involvement in Marcus Rashford’s opening goal against Crystal Palace on Thursday.

When Fernandes arrived at the Old Trafford club, speculation was rife regarding Pogba’s future at the club with Real Madrid interested and also Juventus wanting to take him back to his former club – four years after he left. Injured at the time, suffering a second ankle injury, which required surgery and looked to keep him out for the season, Pogba started to watch videos of Fernandes’ performances, which kind of gives the suggestion that the Frenchman wanted to stay at United, in my opinion at least.

However, the coronavirus pandemic happened which suspended the Premier League season – and the rest of world football, in mid-March, giving the Frenchman time to recover, which he did during the lockdown, building up his fitness before returning to training with his teammates at the Aon training complex in Carrington, getting ready for the start of the season. It meant that Pogba and Fernandes’ partnership would actually be a thing – it’s great that Pogba did his homework on him.

Pogba returned, albeit from the bench in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, winning the penalty that put United back into the game, playing competitively with Fernandes for the first time. Since then, the Frenchman has played in every match, starting six times and coming off the bench twice. It is fair to say the two players have hit it off and despite stumbling against both Southampton and Crystal Palace, despite scoring twice in each game, United have done well. Speaking to BT Sport before Thursday’s victory over Palace and reported by The Sun, Pogba said:

“When Bruno [Fernandes] arrived, I got that I need to understand him straight away.

“I didn’t want one month to adapt to his game so I watched him, watched his position, how he used the ball, what he’s good at so when I came back we could do well together.

“Straight away when I get to him [Bruno], I know ‘I can make this run’, ‘I know I have to pass him the ball there because he is dangerous there’.

“I try to analyse how he plays with the team, how to improve my positioning and stuff like that.”

Pogba is clearly enjoying things at United now that Fernandes has arrived. He should have been signed last summer when the speculation linking the Portuguese midfielder to the club was rife. However, that did not happen. Pogba is back in the thick of things, playing for the team he called his destiny when he returned to the Old Trafford club in the summer of 2016, clearly loving the new look United side, with creativity seemingly all over the pitch when in the past it might have been left to him, which could give understanding as to why he was not happy?

Last month, after a few weeks of action in the Premier League and the Emirates FA Cup, Pogba revealed that he was happy to be back in action playing alongside Fernandes, who is a spectacular player for the club after what he has shown to be his ability so far this season. His arrival has also brought out the best of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, with the trio helping themselves to 60 goals in all competitions this season – which is a great result for United. As reported by The Sun, Pogba was quoted as saying:

“From behind I just enjoy it. I’m enjoying just watching Bruno, Rashford, Martial and Mason, who all played the last game, and seeing them score goals.”

Previously, a record had been set at United with both Robin van Persie, who signed from Arsenal in the summer of 2012 – helping United to their 20th league title, and Eric Cantona, who signed from Leeds United in 1992 have seen their records overtaken by Fernandes, who has yet to taste defeat for United since his arrival. United are now on a 19-match unbeaten run this season, last losing to Burnley on the 22 January 2020; a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford. In his 11 Premier League appearances (before the Palace victory), United have won seven times, drawing four times with Fernandes scoring seven goals and seven assists.

Fernandes has a total of 14 goal involvements in his 12 league appearances, which beats Van Persie’s 12 goal involvements (eight goals, four assists) in 11 league matches, which shows how well United did by signing the player, albeit six months after they should have signed him. Cantona had 11 goal involvements in his first 11 matches for United (five goals, six assists) back in the 1992/93 season. Dwight Yorke is there too, one of the heroes of the treble winning season, with 11 goal involvements (seven goals, four assists) in his first 11 league appearances. Fernandes could well go onto becoming a legend of the club, possibly with Pogba, who is definitely happy to see a player of his calibre at the Theatre of Dreams, which could see him sign a new contract, maybe?

Written by John Walker

Manchester United’s number one priority is securing Paul Pogba to a new contract with happiness from the player after injury return

Manchester United have apparently made securing Paul Pogba to a new contract at the Old Trafford club their number on priority with eight players entering their last year of contract this summer. Pogba seemed destined to leave the Theatre of Dreams last summer after confirming that he wanted a new challenge, which might be in Manchester now.

Since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes during there January transfer window, Pogba will have seen that United were less reliant on him doing there business on the pitch, seeing just what could happen at the club with the right players, the right tactics and the right manager at the club. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United have moved on from years of failure.

Since Pogba’s return from injury, which has kept him out for the majority of the season, United have won all five matches in which he started, also drawing in the first match back away to Tottenham Hotspur with the Frenchman winning a penalty which levelled the game. Pogba has been a different player and is seemingly loving life in Manchester again.

Both Real Madrid and Juventus were interested in signing Pogba this summer, before the coronavirus pandemic took told and ruined the financial plans of football clubs ahead of the summer transfer window opening. Pogba is in effect down to his final year in his contract, although United have the option to add another year on the deal.

His return in the summer of 2016 was seen as the best thing that had happened at the club post-Sir Alex Ferguson but injury, poor form (not just by Pogba) and poor management did not exactly make his return go to plan. Now, however, things feel different. United could offer Pogba more than £300,000 a week to sign a new deal, which would be worth it.

As well as Pogba, the contracts of Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Sergio Romero and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will end next summer and United could also opt to release Marcos Rojo, Lee Grant and Joel Pereira. In all fairness, Pogba is the best player amongst these and the priority should be him being that he is in the peak of his career and a world-class player.

Other reports suggest that Pogba is excited by United’s new dawn which could be continuing this summer with speculation linking Jadon Sancho with a move to the Old Trafford club, which would excite any player as it could make United one of the best teams in the Premier League again, after a bit of time with the player being allowed to settle, should he come.

The Athletic have claimed that Pogba has told his pals, albeit privately, which seems strange if journalists know about it, that he is buzzing about the prospective arrival of Sancho at the Theatre of Dreams, which could change United attacking impact next season, especially with the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, who between them have scored 55 goals in all competitions so far this season.

It could well be that United feel securing Pogba to United could be a tough deal, especially with Mino Raiola to contend with but with the financial impacts from the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that clubs might not have the money to pelt in United’s direction to sign Pogba, it might be the only option to keep the money coming in as times might be hard for the agent, being that he’s not made much money since January.

Bruno Fernandes has freed Paul Pogba from transfer fee burden according to Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester United captain and central defender Rio Ferdinand believes that the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Clube de Portugal in January had now freed French midfielder Paul Pogba from the burden of his club record £89 million transfer fee. The club legend feels that Fernandes has rejuvenated United since his arrival.

United look to be a completely different team since the Premier League resumed last month and under the guidance of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the club will be seeking to challenge the likes of Leicester City and Chelsea to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season.

Pogba has caught the eye since returning against Tottenham Hotspur, a match which he won the penalty that earned United a point from the match. He has started in each match since his return, playing at the top of his game and helping his team prosper, sitting unbeaten in their last 16 matches, scoring 43 goals, conceding six, and keeping 11 clean sheets.

It was expected that Pogba could be leaving the Old Trafford club this summer after many rumours linking the player with a return to Juventus or a move to Real Madrid. However, the player is thriving in a deeper midfield position playing alongside Nemanja Matic and with Fernandes playing further forward, it is working for Solskjaer and United. Ferdinand feels Pogba is no longer feeling the pressure, saying:

“[Paul] Pogba has been a totally different player since the restart. The energy levels in his game, it’s the Pogba United paid £89 million for four years ago.

“A big factor is undoubtedly the man he is playing with in the centre of midfield – Bruno Fernandes. Pogba will not want to be shown up out there and that’s perhaps the motivation he needed.

“Solskjaer will be absolutely loving what he’s seeing from those two. Fernandes is just doing what comes naturally to him and it’s been a huge boost to Pogba’s form – it’s freed him up to play as well.

“There’s probably less pressure on him now because he knows that some of the burden of expectation is being shouldered by Fernandes.”

It is going to be interesting to see what the remainder of the season brings for United. They will be back in action on Thursday evening when they travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa, who are deep in a relegation battle after being defeated 2-0 by Liverpool on Sunday. United will be seeking to continue their good form and earn all three points, keeping chase on Chelsea, Leicester City who are fourth and third respectively.

Paul Pogba could extend Manchester United contract as he has ‘never been happier’ – reports

It is being reported that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could perform a u-turn and remain at the Old Trafford club beyond his current contract, which is due to expire in the summer of 2021, although there is another year that could be added on, which was agreed at the time he re-signed for United back in the summer of 2016.

Last summer, the Frenchman stated that he wanted a new challenge but that did not happen for him with rumours of an exit to Real Madrid not actually becoming anything serious at the time. The player has endured a poor season though, sitting on the sidelines through injury for much of the season, recovering during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Since returning for United, Pogba has been playing well and looks to be happy at the club and thriving with midfielder Bruno Fernandes in the team, which has given United a new attacking edge, seeming one of the things that has made the Frenchman happier at the Old Trafford club this season. It will be good to see the player secure his future at the club.

It was suggested that both Juventus and Real Madrid were interested in signing Pogba this summer but because of the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that clubs will face financial problems because of the pandemic as supporters will be kept out of stadiums for a prolonged period of time. ESPN have suggested that Pogba is that happy he could prolong his stay.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have found his feet at the club with the players performing well this season and on a 15-match unbeaten run, chasing Chelsea in a big to finish inside the top four of the Premier League this season, earning UEFA Champions League football next season. United sit just two points behind Chelsea at present.

It is suggested that Solskjaer’s relationship with the Frenchman is a good one and that the players partnership with Bruno Fernandes, who arrived at the club during the January transfer window could be seen as a positive at the club with Pogba seemingly seeing what United could achieve if Solskjaer continues his rebuild of the club successfully.

Speaking about Pogba last month and whether the 27-year-old Frenchman could raise his form this season, Solskjaer said:

“Yeah, I really hope and believe. Of course Paul has had his difficult season this year with loads of injuries, but I can see his mentality and focus now that he is fit and training and available, that he is ready to play again and to prove… he has always had quality, Paul.

“He is one of the best midfielders in the world so hopefully we can get that going as soon as possible.”

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are injury doubts ahead of Bournemouth clash after training collision – reports

Manchester United midfield duo Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are reportedly doubts for the Premier League clash against Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon because of a collision in training on Friday. The duo ran into each other and could therefore miss the important fixture as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in good form.

If this is true, it will be a massive blow for United with the pair both working well together since the restart of the league last month. United have continues their run of form, extending their 11-match unbeaten run to 15 with the four matches played since the season resumed after being suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.

It is suggested in the media that Pogba accidentally collided with Fernandes in training and the pair had limped away and were taken for treatment, however, it is being reported that Fernandes came off worse. This has not been confirmed by the club or the manager and I guess we will see whether this is serious or not on Saturday.

United already have two players in the sidelines through injury at this moment in time with Axel Tuanzebe unlikely to return until September and Phil Jones out for another few weeks with an injury, which is usually the case with the former England defender. This had led to Ethan Laird being brought into first team training to add some depth in defence.

Pogba and Fernandes, if they are going to be out of action for the match against Bournemouth, will be a massive blow, especially if they are going to be out of action for a prolonged period of time with United facing Aston Villa in the Premier League next week with United playing a total of seven matches this month, which will bring the end of the season.

Fernandes is the player who has changes United’s form since he arrived in January, scoring six goals and four assist in his appearances so far, scoring a brace in the 3-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday evening. United have the chance this weekend to keep chase on Chelsea, who stuttered to defeat against West Ham United this week, seeing their lead over United cut to two points, from five.

Paul Pogba’s transfer situation at Manchester United has changed, according to Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender and Class of 1992 graduate Phil Neville believed that Paul Pogba will stay at the Old Trafford club for many years to come and become and all-time club great. The French World Cup winner, 27, faced an uncertain future at United after announcing that he wanted a new challenge last summer.

However, after a season filled with injury and the arrival of Bruno Fernandes during the January transfer window, Pogba could have a new sense of security at the Old Trafford club seeing the club build things whilst he was recovering from ankle injuries this season. He has since returned to full fitness and is helping United on the pitch once again.

There are suggestions that both Real Madrid and Juventus are both interested in signing Pogba, however, the coronavirus pandemic seems to have thwarted any chances of that with United reluctant to lower their valuation on the player with Real Madrid and Juventus not wanting to pay much, or send unwanted players instead of paying a fee.

Neville believes that all the transfer speculation related to Pogba is now in the past as the player has seen what United can do in the transfer market which seems to have rekindles his excitement at the club, which he returned to in the summer of 2016, stating that United was his destiny at the time. Neville, speaking to Premier League Productions, said:

“Before the shutdown I would have said definitely he would leave the club but I think the situation has changed.

“It’s a different dynamic now. I think with the introduction of Bruno Fernandes and the way they’re playing [is positive].

“The way the trajectory of the team is looking I think Pogba might be thinking ‘I think this is a good team to stay and play in’ and to commit more than he has done in the past.

“Yes the economic situation has changed but i still think for Paul Pogba, stay at Manchester United, prove yourself, become a great at the club that you joined at 14 years of age.”

So far this season, Pogba has made just 11 appearances for United and has not yet scored any goals, assisting three times, two of them from the very start of the season when United beat Chelsea 4-0 at the Theatre of Dreams. It is good to see Pogba back in the team and believing in himself and United once again, pushing to end this season on a high then moving on to the next.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails world-class Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford after duo return from injury

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford as world-class after the pair returned from injury to inspire United in their last two matches after the coronavirus suspended Premier League returned. United drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur and beat Sheffield United 3-0 after Project Restart.

With both Rashford and Pogba returning to action after overcoming injury, they strengthened United’s squad for the remainder of the season with Solskjaer seeking to earn a top four finish in the Premier League and lift the Emirates FA Cup and the UEFA Europa League. It may not work that way though. Speaking about the pair, Solskjaer said:

“With so many players back fit now, everybody can see the quality we have in our ranks.

“The players who came on at Spurs made a difference, which shows you the level of competition we’ve got in the squad now.

“Even before lockdown we were on a strong run of form. Now we’re able to call upon world-class players like Paul and Marcus returning from injury.

“Paul could tell you more than most about our evolution, because the team he’s rejoining now is a different team to the one that started the season. Our development is there for all to see.”

United kept chase on Chelsea with a 3-0 victory over the Blades on Wednesday and now just two points split the two sides, which could be strengthened if Frank Lampard’s side beat Manchester City on Thursday evening. Pogba made his first start since September in the match, which shows how much he has been missed this season.

Anthony Martial scored his first hat-trick for United against the Blades, the first hat-trick scored by a United player since Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores three goals against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on the 16 February 2017. Solskjaer has also confirmed that he has been helping Martial with his finishing, speaking after the victory over the Blades, he said:

“We have worked a lot with Anthony on his movement in there and to be patient in there because he’s a quality player who can drop out of the box and get some touches.

“But that’s where you score the goals, and the last one of course was very nice combination play and a great finish.

“We work with the boys on finishing all the time. We could have scored more today, so we don’t want to miss chances where we could score and Anthony was very efficient.”

World-class Paul Pogba needs to remain committed to Manchester United, says Gary Neville

Former Manchester United right-back and captain Gary Neville believes that Paul Pogba is “one real world-class player” and that he can become a legend at the Old Trafford club if he stays loyal to the club. It is expected that Pogba will leave the club, whether it be this summer, next summer or the summer after – if his sixth year is added to his contract.

Last summer, the French World Cup winner spoke about wanting a new challenge, which did not happen for him last summer and so far this season, his new challenge was remaining fit after a series of ankle injuries kept him out of action. He made his ninth appearance for the club against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday evening.

When he has played for the club this season, it seemed as if his heart was not in it but it could have been the ankle injury he was carrying that falsely showed that, however, the jury will be out on his performances for the remainder of the season. He did well on Friday against Spurs and many, including myself, will be hoping that he gives his best this week.

Pogba has many fans amongst the clubs supporters, some of them will find any excuse to praise him, including suggesting the people that do not value him being racist, which is probably not the case. However, that being said, him putting his heart out there and showing that he wants to be a part of the club, moving forward, would be good to see.

His partnership with Bruno Fernandes, who arrives at the club during the January transfer window is something that many are waiting to see, getting a glimpse of it against Spurs in the 1-1 draw, with Fernandes scoring the penalty that Pogba won in the 81st minute of the match. It is hoped that Fernandes and Pogba will start on Wednesday. Neville, talking on his podcast about Pogba and his commitment, said:

“There’s no doubt that a committed Paul Pogba to Manchester United can be a great player. His assists, his goals, are good. They’ve been very good in the last couple of seasons.

“He’s up there with some of the very best in his position in Europe. It’s just the case of settling down.

“Hopefully with the economic problems around Europe, teams won’t be able to go out and spend £80, £90 or £100 million on new players, Manchester United will keep him and Paul Pogba will understand that he’s staying at Manchester United.

“That’s all I’ve ever asked of Paul Pogba, just commitment. His performances, I’ve never blamed him for Manchester United’s problems over the years.

“I do believe he’s the one real world-class player – David de Gea I would have said two years ago – in Manchester United’s squad.

“He’s the one who should be leading from the front, and if there’s continuous speculation over his future it isn’t helpful, it creates doubt in the dressing room.

“Now, I feel there’s a better chance of that team really succeeding, and I think they’ll play at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, and there won’t be any doubt that he’ll play with Bruno Fernandes.”

Pogba was linked to Real Madrid last summer and there were reports to suggest that United turned down an offer of James Rodriguez and £27.6 million for the Frenchman, which was a bit of an insult. I don’t understand why clubs like Madrid and Juventus feel that teams like United should be accepting of their failed players as part payment.

Gone are the days of United playing games like this with other clubs and if these clubs want to offer players as part payment, let United choose which ones, rather than the ones that have failed. It is suggested that Juventus are interested in re-signing Pogba and reports have linked the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and others moving the other way.

United are a much bigger club that these clubs think and despite being on poor times with them not challenging for a league title for seven years now, even in the season they came second to Manchester City, albeit 19 points adrift, it was not a title challenge. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to change that and fodder from other clubs will add more problems, not solve them.

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