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Manchester United: Red Devils missed out on RB Leizpig striker Timo Werner because of Paul Pogba

Manchester United: Red Devils missed out on RB Leizpig striker Timo Werner because of Paul Pogba - Manchester United News

According to The Athletic, Manchester United missed out on RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner because of Paul Pogba. 

After an initial meeting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this year, Werner’s agent held talks with United and Chelsea when Liverpool pulled out of the race to sign the forward.

However, the Red Devils told Leipzig they would only be able to meet his £54m release clause if they managed to offload Pogba in the summer.

Chelsea have now made their move and have now agreed a deal in principle with Die Roten Bullen (Sky Sports).

As it stands, it seems Solskjaer will have to sell Pogba if he wants to splash the cash in the transfer market.

European giants Juventus and Real Madrid have been linked to the Frenchman in recent months but the club have been unable to find a suitor willing to meet their £150m valuation so far.

Although the board had been expected to sell the 27-year-old to fund moves for Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham, it is likely he will stay at Old Trafford for another season.

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It is fair to say Werner would have been a huge upgrade on the attacking options available to Solskjaer at the moment.

Indeed, the 24-year-old has bagged 25 goals in 29 appearances in the Bundesliga this season, creating 7 assists and taking 3.8 shots per game.

In comparison, Anthony Martial has only managed 11 goals in 23 games in the Premier League at the time of writing, providing 3 assists and attempting 2.6 shots on average.

Furthermore, the German international has received a higher WhoScored rating than his French counterpart, as he has earned a statistical rating of 7.63 at the time of writing.

Sadly, it seems Ed Woodward has been usurped by Roman Abramovich, and fans will have to wait and see if the club will make any signings in the summer.

United fans, do you think the board will regret missing out on Timo Werner? Let us know down below!


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