Man United can replace Paul Pogba with 22-year-old academy product

Manchester United face a huge task of keeping French midfielder Paul Pogba beyond this summer as reports claimed that the former Juventus star is wanted by top European clubs.

It is believed that the Frenchman is a prime target for 13-time Champions League winners Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane continues his overhauling process ahead of next season.

It was also speculated that Juventus are eyeing a possible move for the player, who they sanctioned his £89.3m switch to Old Trafford in 2016.

Considering the intensity of rumors surrounding Pogba’s future, the Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no better option than to begin his search for the Frenchman’s possible replacement.

Many youngsters have been tipped as Pogba’s perfect replacement but there’s no need spending big on any of them because Solksjaer already has a perfect man for the job.

Scott McTominay seems the perfect man to replace Pogba following his magnificent breakout season under Jose Mourinho two seasons ago. The Scottish youngster made his first-team debut for the Old Trafford outfit during 2016-17 season but his best season was in 2017-18.

Despite Mourinho’s unexpected call on McTominay to replace Pogba due to the manager’s outburst with the Frenchman last season, the United academy product stood his ground against well-established midfielders in the League.

He went on to feature in many high-profile matches for Jose Mourinho’s team and he justified the trust imposed in him by the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager.

However, his game-time drastically reduced at the second half of last campaign as a result of Mourinho’s dismissal after a run of unimpressive results.

Mourinho’s successor Solskjaer reinstalled Pogba into the team’s starting line-up, which automatically pushed McTominay down the pecking order for the rest of the season.

With the Scott’s obvious quality, quest for fame and his solid partnership with Nemanja Matic at the middle of the pitch, it won’t be a surprise should the Norwegian manager decide to deploy the youngster in Pogba’s place next season.

 

 

 

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