Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has a lot on his plate. It seems as though things are about to get even harder for the man who replaced Jose Mourinho as boss.
According to an exclusive in The Sun, Paul Pogba must hand in a transfer request to force through his ‘dream’ move to Real Madrid this summer.
Understandably, Edward Woodward doesn’t want his prized cash-cow to depart from Old Trafford, with the vice-chairman believing that the sale of the 26-year-old would further damage United’s image.
Furthermore, despite originally wanting to build a team around Pogba, Solskjaer would be willing to let the #6 leave the club – but Woodward is insistent that the midfielder must ‘demand a move’ should he want out so badly.
I’m absolutely fine with United taking this stance. At the end of the day, the ball is in their court as Pogba is under contract for another two years with the option for an extra twelve months.
If Pogba wants to leave that badly, make him admit it. I find it tough because he’s probably the most talented player United have, but time-and-time again he has underperformed when we need him the most.
Say Madrid come in with a £100million+ offer, I don’t think United could say not to that at this stage in the rebuilding process. Sell him on, use that money to improve the squad in at least two or three areas – preferably with players who actually want to be here.