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Reports: Manchester United are keen to hijack Real Madrid players if their star player gets sold

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06 Apr 2019, 01:35 IST

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What's the story?

According to reports from Spanish outlet, Marca, Manchester United hierarchy believe that Paul Pogba is on his way out to join Real Madrid but the Red Devils will look to hijack some of Los Blancos stars as a part of the deal.

In case you didn't know..

Since arriving at Old Trafford for a hefty fee of £89 million, Pogba has been a valuable asset for the Red Devils. The midfielder endured a chaotic couple of months under former boss Jose Mourinho but has been on form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over.

Pogba has racked up 14 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for United this season and continues to deliver world-class performances in the Premier League. He remains one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, with United currently occupying 6th spot in the league table, two points below 4th placed Tottenham.

The Frenchman has never hidden his desire to play for Real Madrid under the guidance of French legend Zinedine Zidane. It is also an open secret that Madrid boss Zidane is a fan of the French star.

"Real Madrid are a dream club for all," the midfielder said at a press conference few weeks ago.

There are still a couple of years left on his current contract with Manchester United but reports continuously link him with Real Madrid, stating that Pogba and his agent are pushing a move to Spanish giants.

The heart of the matter

Despite the optimism of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarding Paul Pogba, it is widely believed that the player has made up his mind to leave Manchester United.

According to the reports, Pogba conveyed his desire to leave the Red Devils to his agent and Real Madrid, yet the Los Blancos hierarchy are yet to make a step. But United board are keen to secure some big stars of Real Madrid if their star midfielder gets sold.

Wantaway French defender Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale are the two targets on the wishlist of Manchester United, and these two stars can be the key in bringing Pogba to the Spanish capital.

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Rumor rating: 7/10

It seems likely that Real Madrid will be offloading some of their superstars, which will pave the way for new signings.

Marca is a reliable source when it comes to matters regarding Real Madrid.

What's next?

Manchester United will host Barcelona in the Champions League.

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