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6 midfielders who can fill Paul Pogba's boots at Manchester United

Saturday 20th October 2018
If Paul Pogba leaves for Barcelona, who can Jose Mourinho bring to Manchester United to fill his World Cup-winning boots?
If Paul Pogba leaves for Barcelona, who can Jose Mourinho bring to Manchester United to fill his World Cup-winning boots?

Paul Pogba's time at Manchester United has been something like Chinese take-out: sweet and sour. The Frenchman's price tag and inconsistency leave fans expecting more. Plagued with fans' high expectations, more of the same from the manager hasn't helped. While arguably United's best player, his deteriorating relationship with Jose Mourinho may compel him to leave the club a second time.  With Barcelona prowling on the sideline, Pogba could be in line for another blockbuster move.

For obvious reasons, the Glazers and their chief executive, Ed Woodward, don't want to lose their marquee player. Not only is Pogba the most technically gifted player at United, his mainstream popularity greatly enhances their merchandising profits. His inclusion in the squad improves United’s public image. Selling him undoes all the hard work invested in the 25-year-old.

As a marketing asset, only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar can match him. On the pitch, United have options. Here are six potential replacements for Paul Pogba whom United might sign.

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Uttiyo Sarkar

A freelance writer who loves all things football. Writing about the beautiful game has been a passion of mine for years now and discussing the fine things about it is something I admire. A Manchester United fan for over a decade and an admirer of the English Premier League and Italian Serie A in particular. Also a discreet movie critic on the sidelines and occasional gamer. 

 


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