Exclusive: John O'Kane says Manchester United should sell Pogba and Lukaku and sign replacements

John O’Kane has told United In Focus that Manchester United should sell both Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

Both players have expressed their desire to leave the club this summer. So far no team have come close to meeting United’s asking price.

Former United talent O’Kane, a 1992 FA Youth Cup winner, believes that United should be working to sign replacements.

He believes keeping two senior players who want to leave would be the wrong move.

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O’Kane told us: “The Lukaku and Pogba situations are very clear.

“Both are good players but not right for United going forward and both have stated they want to leave. As soon as a player says that, ‘it’s goodbye’.”

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The Times report United want £80 million for Lukaku and £150 million for Pogba.

He added he would like to see three players brought in, but is unconvinced United will manage that.

O’Kane continued: “Replacements should be James Maddison, Bruno Fernandes and Wilfried Ndidi with the money generated from their sale, but I can only see Fernandes happening.”

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United have been linked strongly with Sporting Bruno Fernandes throughout the transfer window. Sky Sports reports interest remains.

James Maddison and Wilfried Ndidi would be both be quality additions, although Leicester will demand big money for each of them.

Armed with funds from selling Lukaku and Pogba it would be viable, but time is running out with just a month until the transfer window closes.

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