Ex-Man Utd coach wants the club to sell Pogba. Reveals perfect replacement

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant Rene Meulensteen has advised Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba this summer.

According to Meulensteen, playing Pogba as one of the 2 pivots in midfield creates an imbalance in the team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has recently played Pogba in the left wing and Meulensteen doesn’t believe that is ideal.

Meulensteen has now urged the club to sell Pogba and sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish as his replacement.

“He likes to play with two pivots in Fred and McTominay,” Meulensteen told Stadium Astro.

“The reason for that is to protect the back four but I think you need another midfield player in there that is more creative that can do a bit of both like Fernandinho at Manchester City, or Fabinho with Liverpool.

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“Pogba creates an imbalance in the team because he has to play, he can’t play as one of the two pivots. Defensively people run off him so he doesn’t do his defensive job.

“You play him from the left OK you try to manufacture something there. I’m not sure. Maybe the best way is to say can we get some money from him and look at what we need.”

He added: “I think with the stature of Pogba comes expectations. I don’t think overall he’s lived up to those for whatever reasons. So if I could I would cash-in on him and reshape the team.

“The other problem is Pogba has never openly to the fans committed himself to Manchester United, how much he wants to play for this club. These are big issues for me.

“Declan Rice for me is a very young promising player, but playing for Man Utd is different playing week in week out. You need to be really coming up with the goods.

“I’m not too sure if he would be my pick there are other names touted around. A player like Grealish, he would have the DNA to play for Man Utd and the stature for it and he would have the ambition but it would change the outlook of the team. He is a ball hogger, he likes to dribble and create things for himself.”