The future of most of Manchester United’s stars is clear. But the same cannot be said of Paul Pogba.

The France international’s current contract runs out in 2021 and, while United can extend for another year, it is hardly a long-term commitment.

Only time will tell if Pogba remains at Old Trafford. For now, rumours persist and they are unlikely to go away any time soon. According to the Manchester Evening News, Real Madrid and Juventus remain interested in the 27-year-old.

That will be music to his agent’s ears. After all, Mino Raiola is no stranger to the rumour mill and the exposure only certain representatives seek.

Yet there is a simple truth highlighted by Pogba’s absence: United will be absolutely fine without him.

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Not too long ago, Pogba was deemed to be United’s missing piece. But, despite some standout performances, his inconsistency frustrated many.

Now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has another hero in the form of Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese is everything Pogba was tipped to be at United and more.


Fernandes is already a Red Devils hero and he only has a handful of appearances. His performances – and those of the players around him prior to lock-down – prove categorically that Pogba is not needed to get the best out of this team.

Of course, if Pogba remains he could form one of Europe’s best midfields. But, if he leaves, it would not be a disaster. In fact, given how far United have come this season, some might not even notice.

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