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Manchester United News Roundup: Club's stance on Mauricio Pochettino revealed, Paul Pogba drops yet another transfer hint and more: 9 October 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Shambhu Ajith
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Modified 09 Oct 2020, 19:24 IST
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After getting off to a poor start to the new Premier League campaign, Manchester United have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. There are several questions being asked of the club and the mentality of its players. Let's take a look at the top stories involving Manchester United on 9 October 2020.


Manchester United dressing room is divided claims journalist

Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku
Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku

According to La Reppublica's Paolo Condo, Manchester United's dressing room is divided and that the rift between the players is the reason why Romelu Lukaku pushed for a move to Inter Milan.

He says,

“If things don’t improve, the next transfer window will be used by someone to attack Matic, and in the background remains the boulder of Pogba’s contract expiration, set at 2021.
The players, then, talk to each other. Lukaku was tired of United because Pogba and Martial were struggling to pass him the ball, a picture of a dressing room divided in groups.
When Sanchez and Young asked him before signing how things were at Inter, the first answer was ‘really good, there are no clans."
Times have really changed.
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Paul Pogba says playing for Real Madrid is a dream

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted that he considered leaving the club in 2019 but is currently committed to his side though a Real Madrid move has been a dream for him.

He said that he would love to play for Real Madrid one day. He added that his current goal is stay at Manchester United and help them out of their current slump.

Speaking to the press after France's 7-1 win over Ukraine, Pogba said,

“Many things have been said. Of course, every footballer would love to play for Real Madrid and would dream about that. It's a dream of mine, so why not one day?” 

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“But I'm at Manchester United and I love my club. I play for Manchester United, I want to perform well for them and do everything to get them back to where they deserve to be.”

Board continue to be supportive of Solskjaer despite Pochettino links

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have had a calamitous start to their new Premier League campaign having lost to both Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur in their first three games. Subsequently, several reports have claimed that the club's top brass is eyeing Mauricio Pochettino as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Athletic reports that industry sources are of the opinion that Pochettino could become a potential target for Manchester United if their form doesn't improve. However, Athletic claims that there has been no contact between the parties and that the club insists that Solskjaer's position is currently under no threat.

Published 09 Oct 2020, 19:24 IST
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