Tuesday, September 29, 2020

United to let Pogba go with midfield overhaul nearing completion

Manchester United’s plan to overhaul their midfield is almost complete following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in January, according to Manchester Evening News.

Apparently, the Red Devils have practically given up on keeping Paul Pogba in their ranks, feeling that the Frenchman, still their record signing, doesn’t want to be a part of their future. The quality Fernandes has brought with him should be enough to make up for the loss. They have also given up on chasing Sean Longstaff of Manchester United, with the report expressing belief he is now seen as ‘yesterday’s news’.

United haven’t yet triggered the option to extend the contract of Nemanja Matic, who has recently been linked with several clubs, but they are expected to do so before the season is over and his current deal expires. Nonetheless, they still feel they are two midfielders short, and could move for a specialist defensive one. Fred and Scott McTominay have secured places in the plan for themselves too in Pogba’s absence.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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