End of the road for Pogba, Man United’s stunning XI if Red Devils land two more crucial signings

Following the announcement of Jadon Sancho and the impending arrival of Raphael Varane, Manchester United have already had one of the most exciting transfer windows in recent memory. 

However, the summer window is far from over yet and with the club still hopeful of reinforcing the midfield position, at least one more arrival could happen.

Seemingly set to solve their centre-back woes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attention is likely to soon turn to a new midfielder – especially if Paul Pogba moves on after being heavily linked with a switch to Paris-Saint Germain.

Several names have been speculated in recent times, including Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, West Ham United’s Declan Rice and Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga.

As much as a lot of fans would like to see Rice swap London for the sunny streets of Manchester, with the Hammers valuing the midfielder well over £100m (Sky Sports), Solskjaer may have to wait for at least for another year.

Elsewhere, both Niguez and Camavinga are expected to be available this summer with the Rennes player likely to be the cheapest option.

Following what looks set to be a £113m summer splash on Sancho and Varane, the Glazers may be forced to pursue Solskjaer’s most cost-effective option.

Ahead of Pogba’s possible sale and assuming the club get a deal for Varane across the line with a midfielder next in line, here is how we think the Red Devils could look in time for next season.

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  1. I think there is value in taking a player who has defensive talent & decent passing range, like Axel Tuanzebe, and converting him to Defensive Midfielder? He won’t get game time at Centre Back with Varane/Maguire/Lindelof/Bailly ahead of him, and he has operated there before if memory serves?

    That way we get to keep an Academy product, we spend less on transfers and Tuanzebe gets game time.

    1. We need depth and quality in the squad not gambling. I Need a better quality defensive midfielder of which there is no quality in tuanzebe. He is avarage player bt helps as a back up option

      1. Of course giving him first option would be too much of a gamble.Scott who has had a good run of game in that position should obviously have the starting option should the club fail to recruit the more seasoned d links u mentioned who are the best option of course.James doesn’t advocate for Axel to be given the first option in his argument but suggesting that he be tried there to see how he fares.might be a good back up as you suggested.

    2. I like your reasoning.Axel has good & quick mvment plus he has demonstrated his versatility.We’ve seen this conversion gambles work before.might be worth a try.

    3. An excellent suggestion. It merits trying out pre-season. And while we are at it, how about Elanga for Rashford, albeit for the duration of the latter’s absence through surgery. Just saying….

    1. Almost all transfers are paid over a period of years. All clubs have money coming in from previous sales, and money going out paying for previous transfers in, every year.
      The only reason the media are a making an issue of it here is that usually the initial payment is a much bigger percentage, but they are not making that clear. Because it’s paid over 5 years does not mean there is pots of cash lying around. Even when players are bought for cash, the amount is amortised over the length of the contract.

  2. Man u should not sell pogba but the should just try and bring in a quality defencive midfielder to partner him and bruno in the midle with the ariver of varene the ar gud to go . I think with the current squad the can beat anyone i see them going 20matches on beaten with pogba and bruno creativity plus sancho greenwood martial and rashy d hv one of the strongest team in europe if nt the best.

  3. mctominay can replace pogba only get a serious and assured central defencive midfieder like ruben nevez or saul niquez

  4. well no way for Axel,he’s not capable. Mctominay and Fred are worth trusted ,we can get Pogba out and play with wat we gat

  5. Think we need more experienced holding midfielder that can stabilize the midfield.

  6. i think pogba is tierd of staying at oldtrafford.cuz i can see he is despreate to leave..but we really need him to stay even if for 2more season

  7. I think man utd should try and sign trippier in case wambissaka got an injury next seasson

    1. But we have dalot so i think it’s better to continue with dalot development than buying trippier

      1. Ur very correct coz Manchester’s young players a gud so far however ole wants to praise the players yet we need cups!!¡

  8. In My best opinion, I’d wish Pogba sign a new contract extension but if NO, Fred, Mctominay, VDB and Bruno in our midfield are good to go… Saul Niguez would be a great Addition

  9. Roy Keane was never replaced. A central defensive midfielder with some presence, like Keane, is sorely needed. Pogba always wants to go – sell him and realis some cash. Replace with Niguez. Sign Trippier as an offensive full back similar to Shaw. Something that Wan Bissaka with all of his qualities, does not fully possess.

  10. If we can get at least one between these 3,Bissuma/Neves/Saul and then get Trippier ,then we’re good to go…

  11. Look Paul pogba is not saying i want to go,clubs are the one comming for him,if not for that is crying out everytime, man United we have still not buy any player. But now they are buying. Paul will stay,because there are big players in United now.in life everyone want to be the best.

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