Rio Ferdinand to United: Don’t Sell Pogba

August 07, 2018

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has warned his old club not to sell French midfielder, Paul Pogba, and instead to put greater focus on improving the team.

Pogba’s future has been the subject of constant speculation, with Barcelona expressing interest in the star, but Ferdinand has advised executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, not to transfer the French international.

The club’s manager, Jose Mourinho, has expressed clear frustration over his ability to make transfers in and out of the club, and this has brought him into conflict with Woodward on previous occasions.

Mourinho has already predicted a “difficult season” for United should the club not be able to do more business before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

Old Trafford has seen only three transfers this summer: Brazilian midfielder Fred, full-back Diogo Dalot and back-up goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Pogba was part of the French team that won the World Cup in Russia last month. He also formed part of United’s youth outfit but then joined Juventus in 2012, before returning to the Red Devils in 2016.