Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Manchester United Must Keep Paul Pogba, Warns Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United Must Keep Paul Pogba, Warns Rio Ferdinand

Tottenham are the only Premier League club not to have made a signing ahead of Thursday's deadline but there were reports on Tuesday evening they had made a £25million move for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish.

Pogba was linked with a switch to Barcelona after the World Cup, and the midfielder's agent Mino Raiola reportedly flew to England to present United with the La Liga side's offer.

After five seasons without a Premier League title, the pressure is on Manchester United and Jose Mourinho to put up a real fight for the big prize but major questions remain over his team.

The Sun claims however that Pogba could be persuaded to stay, if he is handed a bumper pay rise that brings him closer to United's current highest earner Alexis Sanchez.

Barcelona are hoping to add Paul Pogba to their list of summer signings, but it is unlikely that Manchester United will allow the World Cup victor to go without a swap deal in place.

Below we take a look at the three players United could target, if the worst comes to worse and they do lose Paul Pogba this summer.

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Mourinho suggested Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku could also play a part against Leicester.

Earlier this week, there was talk of Manchester United looking at Mina too.

France midfielder Paul Pogba enjoyed a successful World Cup playing as a mostly defensive central midfielder in Didier Deschamps' team who became world champions in Russian Federation.

The figure was originally kept aside to trigger Antoine Griezmann's release clause at Atletico Madrid, only to get rejected by the forward after he signed a new deal.

Speaking via the Mirror in 2016, Soler said: "Last year we reached a deal with Juventus for us to have a priority option when they sold Pogba".

The club has had to deny the claim that Pogba sent a text message to Woodward demanding he be allowed to leave.

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