Manchester United completed the signing of Donny van de Beek this week and since the Dutch midfielder was confirmed there have been rumours about the future of Paul Pogba. Many consider Van de Beek as the replacement for Pogba, who has been linked with Juventus and Real Madrid in the past. Former Man United assistant Rene Meulensteen says this is not the case and that Pogba and Van de Beek could be playing together on the midfield at United.
“I can see where people are coming from, in terms of playing basically three attacking-minded midfield players in one midfield”, Meulensteen told talkSPORT. “In certain games, you can get away with it because good footballers will always find a way to play with each other. But if you come up against stronger opposition, then they will leave themselves short defensively because they are all not really defensive-minded players.”
“I can see where people come from, so to insinuate does that mean Paul Pogba is gone? I’m not too sure. I think there has been so many speculations over the past two seasons, when it came to the end of last season it became a bit more obvious that Ole made it clear he wanted to keep Pogba. I’m not too sure whether he will go.” In the meantime Pogba has also indicated he would love to stay at United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.