Manchester United might have chosen the right option to replace their Paul Pogba as he looks set to leave next summer.
Manchester United visited St. James’ Park to face Newcastle United in one of their most important or winnable fixtures over the upcoming weeks. A win would ease the burden they have carried ever since losing to Tottenham Hotspur with a horrendous 6-1 scoreline in the Premier League a few weeks back.
To regain the tempo in the league, Solskjaer made some eye-catching changes to his starting line-up, especially dropping Paul Pogba to the bench and sticking with Harry Maguire despite his terrible form over the last few months for both club and country.
When Pogba came on the pitch as the substitute in the 69th-minute of the game, United were drawing. The Frenchman not only added the extra spark of creativity in the midfield but also helped the Red Devils secure a 4-1 win.
It was a win that Manchester United needed to get themselves back on the track following a topsy-turvy start to the campaign.
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Since Pogba made his desire of playing for Real Madrid one day public, he has been a perpetual talking point in media outlets. And even after the culmination of the transfer window, Manchester United’s record-signing remains a focal point when it comes to rumours linking him with a summer move away from Old Trafford next season.
According to a report from The Sun, The Red Devils are keeping an eye on Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde. United want to include Paul Pogba in a deal for the Uruguayan international.
Having moved from Penarol to Real Madrid in 2016, the 22-year-old talented prodigy has made 74 appearances for Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane admires the workload of the star, who has a humongous release clause of £640 million in his current contract with Real Madrid. Manchester United currently have more than enough bodies in the midfield, with the likes of Scott McTominay, Fred, and Matic playing the role Valverde plays for the Spanish giants.
Since taking over the job at Manchester United, Solskjaer has highly considered signing youth prospects and upcoming superstars across the globe rather than the ready-made ones. And hence, Valverde’s signing could be the one to include on the list next summer.