Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged to make Paul Pogba transfer decision


Man United are open to selling Pogba this summer after the France international said he wanted a new challenge.

But, Solskjaer should keep the midfielder at the club, and build the team around him, claimed Higginbotham.

Despite the controversy surrounding Pogba this season – including a high profile bust-up with Jose Mourinho – he could be crucial for the future of United.

If he’s happy to stay at Old Trafford, then it’s important that Solskjaer plans a team around Pogba to get the best out of him.

“Paul Pogba, I know a lot of people have given him a lot of negativity during the season and after what he came out and said last weekend,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast.

“But if you can get him to stay at Manchester United and be happy, he would be the type of player I would build the team around.

“But you have to have the players around him to allow him to go and express himself.”

Solskjaer reportedly told the United board this week that he’d allow Pogba to leave this summer.

It came after the manager was told he’d only have £100m to spend this summer, so would have to sell players if he wants to overhaul his squad.

Pogba will be sold to the highest bidder, which is likely to be Juventus.

Any deal for the want-away midfielder could be worth up to £140m, it’s been claimed.

The World Cup winner has been linked with a move away from United after he revealed that he was looking for a new challenge.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer should also try to keep David De Gea from leaving this summer, added Higginbotham.

“I think with De Gea, they need to be doing everything to try to keep him at the club,” he said.

The goalkeeper has had a poor season for the club, and has made a number of errors leading to goals.

But it’s now been revealed that De Gea is close to signing a new five year deal at United, worth around £350,000-a-week.


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