07 Dec 2019
These players can replace Paul Pogba at Manchester United
And, with strong reports emerging that he could be all set to leave Old Trafford for Santiago Bernabéu, United would be under pressure to find an adequate replacement for him.
On the same note, we take a look at players who could be his potential replacement.
James Maddison: A star in the making at Leicester City
Let us make one thing perfectly clear that James Maddison might not be an ideal replacement for Pogba.
However, considering his sound ability to create chances, along with his positional awareness and ability to create space for himself, he is the guy that United lack in their squad.
Also, the Englishman could fit in United's 4-2-3-1 formation.
Fabian Ruiz: The rising star of Napoli
Napoli have been creating quite some top players of late.
Meanwhile, Fabian Ruiz's name has also been doing rounds.
The Spanish mid-fielder's ability to come up with great passes, ball control, dribbling skills and tactical versatility, makes him a perfect fit in United's formation.
Also, having been a regular starter for Carlo Ancelotti's side, he is an ideal option.
Boubakary Soumare: The promising youngster from Lille
Next up is Pogba's countryman, as Lille's Boubakary Soumare has also been already identified by United as the former's replacement.
As per reports, United have already scouted the 20-year-old mid-fielder on a number of occasions, while he has impressed the scouts for his physicality and ball skills, which is amazing in terms of a player of his age.
He could be United's next regular.
Moussa Dembele: Another rising sensation from France
Another Frenchman, as Moussa Dembele is a popular name among the pundits.
The 23-year-old lad has vastly impressed playing for Lyon.
Ever since his move to the club, he has become their regular starter, along with 29 goals from 62 matches, playing as a striker.
Furthermore, having played in EPL before, for Fulham, he knows how to fit into the league as a mid-fielder.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: The Serbian godfather for Lazio
The most realistic chance for Pogba's replacement could be in the form of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, as the Serbian has been Lazio's godfather in mid-field.
His skills include traditional attacking movement and finishing ability.
The Serb also has the height and physicality of a defensive mid-fielder.
It is owing to this, he has earned himself the tag of Paul Pogba of Serbia.