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Wayne Rooney speaks on Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has urged the club’s board to make a decision over Paul Pogba’s future before the start of the Premier League season. The France international has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer but so far, Los Blancos have not made an official approach to land his signature.

Still, the speculation over the midfielder’s future has refused to cease and Rooney has suggested that Pogba’s future may be dependent on the mutual decision between the manager, board and the player himself, he said: “Should they [sell him]? It’s obviously down to the club, the board, the manager but also the player. I think if the player wants to stay, he’ll stay and prove what a good player he is. Again I think behind the scenes I’m sure they’re working on ways whether it’s to keep him or to let him go.”

Solskjaer wants more goals from Marcus Rashford this season

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting Marcus Rashford to kick on from the previous season and contribute more goals in the Premier League. The England international managed just 10 goals in the top-flight during the course of the 2018/19 campaign, but Solskjaer believes the forward can show an improvement this term with the additional experience gained.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I think Marcus is developing really well. He’s growing, you see his stature now, his body. He’s capable of playing more this year. He struggled with his ankle last season, so this year I expect more from him. But the whole squad, we’re fitter, we’re stronger. You can see in that second half we are more than capable of lasting games. He’s getting fitter and is a year older. We’ve had six weeks to work on a shape we want to look like and he’s exceptional when there’s space in behind.”

Paul Pogba’s attitude does not help Manchester United – Andy Mitten

Football expert Andy Mitten has said that Manchester United should consider the sale of midfielder Paul Pogba, given he does not represent with the right attitude. The Red Devils only managed a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season and much of the blame was put on Pogba despite the fact that he was the club’s top-scorer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mitten said that the situation of Pogba has been an unedifying mess. He added that the midfielder has not lived up to the expectations due to the inconsistency and the club would be better off without the France international, he told: “It’s an unedifying mess. Pogba joined Manchester United in 2016 to make Manchester United great again.

Neville insists Manchester United won’t win the league in next two years

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has said that the Red Devils don’t stand a chance of competing for the Premier League title in the next few seasons. The Mancunian giants managed a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League last term and reports have since emerged that they could be working with a limited pre-sales budget of around £100m.

Speaking to The Bild, Neville insisted that United are in need of a major squad rebuild and they may require at least two more seasons before they can start competing for the Premier League crown, he said: “There has to be a lot of change here. With the exchange of some players it is not done. It will not be possible for United to become a champion for the next two years.”

Bridge believes Luke Shaw should be England’s first-choice left-back

Former England and Chelsea star Wayne Bridge believes Luke Shaw should be regarded as the first-choice left-back for the Three Lions. The 23-year-old was recently crowned as Manchester United’s Player of the Year following an impressive upturn in league form but that has not been sufficient to earn him a spot with the Three Lions for the Nations League finals.

Speaking to Press Association Sport, Bridge said that Shaw has made a tremendous comeback after his double leg break four years ago and personally, he would have him as the first-choice left-back with the Three Lions, he told: “I think Luke Shaw’s a brilliant player. I think he had a nasty, nasty injury (a double leg break in 2015) and all credit to him for coming back from it and I think he’s probably been one of United’s better players. He’s done really well playing in a team that hasn’t been performing that well. I’d put him at number one spot.”

Ruud Gullit slams Solskjaer’s tactics for Manchester United against Barcelona

Former Dutch star Ruud Gullit has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got the tactics wrong during the recent double-legged quarter-final tie against Barcelona in the Champions League. The Red Devils were beaten by a convincing 4-0 scoreline across both legs where they struggled to manage sufficient attempts on goal.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, Gullit insisted that United should have been more adventurous in their home patch rather than seeking to do the same at the Camp Nou, he said: “Manchester United made a mistake I think, tactically. I can understand when you play at home that you want to score goals and be more adventurous and they decided not to do it in the first leg.

Paul Ince hands warning to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amid Manchester United’s average form

Manchester United legend Paul Ince has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to find a solution to the club’s recent run of poor form. The Red Devils have done tremendously well in the second part of the season to come on the cusp of the top four, but they have recently suffered a couple of defeats which have slightly distanced them from the Champions League places.

Speaking to Paddy Power, Ince said that Ole has done a fantastic job in reviving the club’s top-four prospects this term, but the club need to get their act together to seal the objective of Champions League football for next season, he told: “They need to be picking up results, especially when they’ve still got the likes of Man City to play if they want to make those Champions League spots. Ultimately, Man United have to be in the Champions League. It’s simply not good enough if they’re not. Don’t get me wrong, Ole has done a fantastic job in getting them to this point, but they need to finish the job off.”

Paul Pogba backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent Manchester United job

France international Paul Pogba believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the permanent managerial role at Manchester United after reviving the club’s fortunes during the backend of the season. The Red Devils were lying 11 points behind the Champions League positions when Jose Mourinho was sacked from the helm in December but Ole has managed to reverse their league form to the extent that they are within the cusp of the top four.

Speaking to reporters, Pogba highlighted that everyone within Manchester United wants Ole to stay put, given the bright vein of form under his interim management. He added that he has a good relationship with the Norwegian and the same goes for other teammates within the first-team squad.

Arsene Wenger mocks Alexis Sanchez amid his Manchester United struggles

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Alexis Sanchez deserves his position on the substitutes’ bench, given he has not done enough to convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into handing him a starting role. The Chile international has struggled at the Red Devils since his move from Arsenal 13 months ago and he is currently regarded as not more than a game changer off the bench.

Speaking onBeIN Sports, Wenger indicated that the Chilean plays in the same position as Anthony Martial on the left wing and this has notably contributed to his reduced gametime, given Martial has become indispensable under the guidance of Ole, he said: “He has lost his place and plays in the same position as Martial. Today who would dispute that Martial is indispensable for Man United? He plays and that’s competition and that’s fair competition in my opinion.”

Marcus Rashford aiming for consistency after bagging Player of the Month award

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is aiming for consistency with his performances after bagging the Premier League Player of the Month award for January. The England international has witnessed a change in fortunes since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took temporary charge of the club in December and during this period, he has amassed six goals from just eight league matches.

Due to this, he managed to outclass a number of top players including Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero to the monthly gong and speaking after receiving the award, he was pleased to have helped the club in the progress. He added that consistency remains key during the forthcoming months with the Red Devils aiming to propel to the top four in the Premier League.