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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to sell Paul Pogba. The Norwegian has tried everything to persuade the best from the France international. However, he supposedly thinks he can’t deploy the 27-year-old in the same team as Bruno Fernandes.
talkSport pundit Alex Crook has claimed Solskjaer has decided to sell him when the transfer window reopens at the end of the campaign.
“There has been a lot debate across talkSPORT over the past couple of weeks: can he play in the same team as Bruno Fernandes?” said Crook. “Are his days at Manchester United numbered? I think they may well be. It’s my understanding United plan to cash in on him next summer. They triggered an extra year in his contract [until 2022] earlier this season, but that was as much to protect their sell-on value to stop him leaving on a free transfer.
“I don’t think it necessarily suggests he’s part of their long-term plans. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have realised he can’t play both Fernandes and Pogba together. You’ve got to say United have looked a far better side without him in it lately, as they illustrated at Goodison Park when Solskjaer really needed a victory.
“Ultimately, he will end up at Real Madrid. But again we talk about the [coronavirus] pandemic; given his lack of minutes this season and the financial crisis engulfing the whole of football, United may well have to accept a vastly reduced fee than they would have done a couple of years ago.”