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Man Utd prepared to sell Pogba next summer

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba

Manchester United are planning to sell Paul Pogba next summer, reports have claimed.

The French midfielder is enduring another inconsistent season at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has started Pogba in just two of United’s last seven matches.

And according to talkSPORT transfer expert Alex Crooks, the Norwegian has realised that Pogba cannot play alongside fellow midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

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As such, Solskjaer has informed United that Pogba can be sold in 2021.

“It’s my understanding United plan to cash in on him next summer,” Crook said.

“They triggered an extra year in his contract [until 2022] earlier this season, but that was as much to protect their sell-on value to stop him leaving on a free transfer.

“I don’t think it necessarily suggests he’s part of their long-term plans. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have realised he can’t play both Fernandes and Pogba together.

“You’ve got to say United have looked a far better side without him in it lately, as they illustrated at Goodison Park when Solskjaer really needed a victory.

“Ultimately, he will end up at Real Madrid. But again we talk about the [coronavirus] pandemic; given his lack of minutes this season and the financial crisis engulfing the whole of football, United may well have to accept a vastly reduced fee than they would have done a couple of years ago.”

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