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Is This Tottenham Star A Better Option For Manchester United Over Paul Pogba

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Dele Alli

Manchester United have been sliding down since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Two managers have been sacked in the last three years, something that is unheard of at Old Trafford. However the board have brought in serial winner Jose Mourinho this summer, as they embark on a journey to get back on top. The Portuguese manager has already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, three quality players who will definitely improve United over the coming years. However there still remain weak parts in the United team and Mourinho will be wise to plug these gaps before the season kicks off on August 13th.

One player who has been heavily linked with United recently is the Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. The French midfielder was once a Red Devil, before SAF felt that he was surplus to requirements and allowed him to join the Italian team on a free transfer. Fast forward few years, Pogba is now amongst the best young players in the world. He has been a midfield stalwart for the Old Lady in the past 4 years and is now an important part of the French national team as well. There have been rumours pointing to the fact that United might need a record bid in the region of €100 million to lure the midfielder to Old Trafford.

The French midfielder was excellent during the recently concluded Euros, helping France reach the final. However former Spurs boss Redknapp recently made bizarre claim that he would pick Dele Alli over the Juventus powerhouse. “He’s a great player, there’s no doubt about that, but I wouldn’t swap him for Dele Alli,” Redknapp told in an interview. “If you asked me, Dele Alli or Pogba who do you want? I’m taking Dele Alli in the long term,” he further added.

There is no doubt that the English midfielder is highly talents and will be a world class player in years to come. However one still feels that Pogba with all his talent and quality is a better fit for United. Although it’s true that the Tottenham player is a Premier League star after a superb campaign at White Hart Lane last season. He is in the similar age bracket as Pogba and holds an English passport, a very valuable commodity in the modern game. He will cost a significantly smaller fee, while being a perfect fit in United attacking third.

Pogba is the Marquee signing the Old Trafford Faithfull’s have been craving for this summer. Dele Alli was utterly disappointing for the Three Lions in the European Championship and will need to have an excellent next season, in order to prove his doubters wrong who feel he will be just a one season wonder. There is no doubting the talent Alli possess, however he still has much more to prove over a longer period of time before he is counted amongst the best players in the world.

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