Manchester United arrived in Australia along with Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba. The question is how long will both players still be members of the squad?
Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba wants to leave the Red Devils. For a few months there has been interest from Inter Milan about signing Lukaku. But for all of the various reports about how Inter Milan is seriously interested in the Belgian striker, no deal has materialized as yet. There has been rumours about Inter Milan taking the striker on loan for £9m and then signing him permanently the season after that.
According to varying reports, Manchester United wants £80m for Lukaku and United isn’t fascinated in any other deal or a transfer fee that doesn’t meet their expectations. I think that the reasons the big center-forward hasn’t been sold as yet is because the asking price is too expensive for most clubs and they may not be able to afford his wages each week. For some clubs they probably don’t have a need for him anyway and he may not fit into their team’s system.
As for Paul Pogba, he has been linked with a move away from the club for several months now. During the season way back in January, February or March. So I’m not surprised by all of these rumours. Although it now seems that those rumours has been confirmed by Mino Raiola that the Frenchman wants to leave the United. Raiola said to Espn.com that Pogba wants to leave Manchester United and his client is already in the process of exiting the club. Sky Sports and many other media outlets also report the same news too.
As a United fan I really didn’t want to see this happen, because Pogba was one of the very few players that performed well for us last season. Yes he had some bad games, but so did the rest of the squad. He had 16 goals for us last season and if it weren’t for those goals we would have finished much lower down the table. Once he does leave, now we would have to replace him with someone who can provide around the same amount of goals or more. In many games he had a strong influence on the game especially when the team was winning matches under Solskjaer earlier in his tenure in the season.
If both of them leave, then we must replace them with players of similar or better quality if United are to be successful next season.