It’s fair to say that the mercurial Frenchman, Paul Pogba, has divided fans like no other since sealing a move back to Manchester United in 2016.
This summer, it’s fair to say that Pogba’s future at Old Trafford is by no means guaranteed. So-much-so that, according to the Evening Standard, United have already drawn up a list of potential replacements.
Although the article does say that the Reds are ‘determined’ to keep Pogba at the club, it’s nice to see Edward Woodward forward-planning and thinking into the future.
Anyway, the two players that United are eyeing are Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen and Leicester City’s on-loan starlet, Youri Tielemans.
Spurs’ Dane is seen as the ‘top-class replacement’ for Pogba should he depart, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ‘impressed’ with Tielemans’ spell with The Foxes.
In an ideal world, Pogba stays and United still want to bring in two midfielders, which makes sense given as Ander Herrera left this summer while Marouane Fellaini is yet to be replaced.
If I’m being honest, I highly doubt Eriksen would take a step backward and come to United. I am intrigued by the prospect of signing Tielemans, though. He’d complement Pogba pretty well I feel, rather than being a direct replacement for the 26-year-old.