Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a catastrophic rebuild of Man Utd with star midfielder, Paul Pogba, angling for exit from the Old Trafford club.
According to reports, the World Cup winner admitted in a recent interview that he would consider a fresh challenge elsewhere in the coming football season.
Real Madrid and Juventus are reportedly keen on signing the Frenchman with £133m quoted as enough to prise him away from the Old Trafford club.
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We, therefore, examine how United could line up should Pogba quit the club in the coming days.
De Gea (GK)
David De Gea had remained United stand out performer in United colours in the post-Fergie era. Although, the Spaniard was shambolic at the end of last season, he’s favoured to retain his spot in goal ahead of Sergio Romero.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the look out for a dominant centre back and Harry Maguire fits the bill to restore solidity in United’s heart of defense.
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Maguire currently plays for Leicester City FC but it emerges a transfer fee in excess of £80m will convince the Foxes to part with one of their prized assets.
It is very predictable for Victor Lindelof to get in the starting line up at United having put up outstanding displays when called up to the side last season.
Just like Lindelof, Luke Shaw was a joy to watch last season. He was among the few players who stood up to the occasion when it mattered.
With Valencia out of contract at United and Darmian deemed surplus to requirements by Solskjaer, right back is a troubled position that needs immediate fix at the club. PSV Dumfries could make the grade at United with the club reluctant to pay in excess of £50m for highly rated Crystal Palace star Van-Bissaka.
Eric Dier (CDM)
The midfield is another position that needs an upgrade by Solskjaer if his side are to contest for silverware next season.
Eric Dier had remained a target for Man Utd in the past couple of seasons and this is a perfect time for Solskjaer to get his man. Dier played fewer games at Tottenham Hotspur last season and would be convinced a move to Old Trafford is a step in the right direction.
Ivan Rakitic (CDM)
With Paul Pogba angling for a move away from Old Trafford, bringing Rakitic to the club would be an exciting prospect.
Rakitic is renowned for his ability to keep the ball fluid and ticking in the middle of the pack in a typical Barcelona dominating style of play.
Anthony Martial (RW)
The pick of Anthony Martial ahead of Sanchez would be an easy one if the Chilean fails to improve on his lackluster performance since he moved to the Manchester club from Arsenal.
Philippe Coutinho is said to have struggled at Barcelona but the Brazilian did thrive in a role behind the striker at Liverpool. Returning to England and his favourite role, might see him rejuvenate his promising career once again. Man Utd would definitely enjoy his creative spark if this happens.
Daniel James (RW)
The Welsh winger completed a move to Old Trafford following recommendations from club legend Ryan Giggs. The young chap is renowned for his electrifying pace, one player United fans can’t wait to see in action.
Marcus Rashford (ST)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates Marcus Rashford higher than Romelu Lukaku who is now down the pecking order at club.