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Many Manchester United footballers are pushing for the exit of Paul Pogba, with star players suggesting that Pogba is out to frustrate manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this coming season if he’s not sold. Pogba earlier in the month made it clear that he wanted a new challenge in his career, with Juventus and Real Madrid leading the race to sign him. However, Ed Woodward, who is the Manchester United Executive Chairman, has maintained that the World Cup winner, the clubs top talent, is not up for sale.
Pogba, if signed by Juventus, will play an essential role in the midfield, as Juventus try to challenge for the Champions League. Pogba spent most of his youth career at Juventus between 2012-16, where he won four consecutive Serie A trophies with the Italian giants.
Manchester United has set a price of 160 million euros for the player, to keep off interest from top European clubs. Sportswear manufacturer Adidas has also put pressure on Manchester United not to sell the player, or replace him with a star signing, because of the marketing deal between the company and the club. The ten-year agreement sees the company use a United star player as a brand ambassador, and in this case, it’s Paul Pogba.
Mauro Icardi to Swap With Lukaku
Manchester United are considering signing Mauro Icardi as part of the Romelu Lukaku move to Inter Milan. The Italian club is already closing on a 62 million euros deal to bring Lukaku to Italy, with the player agreeing to a 5-year contract. However, Inter needs first to offload Icardi, and it’s becoming difficult to find him an exciting club.
Icardi fell out with the club, and was stripped of the captaincy, and, surprisingly, Manchester United is considering a move for the frontman. Lukaku’s departure will leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with few attacking options, with only Martial and Rashford the proven frontmen at the club currently.