Paul Pogba could possibly be on his method out of Manchester United this summer season following the arrival of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, believes Danny Murphy.
United are anticipated to announce the 23-year-old Duchman’s signing within the coming days, with studies claiming the Premier League membership has agreed a £35million charge with Ajax for his signature.
The switch was all-but confirmed on Monday by Van de Beek’s father, Andre, who revealed to the Dutch press his son has chosen to affix ‘a gorgeous membership’ in Man United and mentioned his transfer to Previous Trafford is ‘a dream come true’.
It’s been extensively instructed Van de Beek, who will reportedly signal a five-year contract, has been introduced in by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to type a flexible three-pronged midfield alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.
It seems to be a formidable line-up on paper, however Murphy has his doubts, with the previous Liverpool and Tottenham man insisting it wouldn’t work to play all three attack-minded midfielders in a single workforce.
Van de Beek actually confirmed his eye for the purpose final season, ending the shortened Eredivisie marketing campaign with a formidable 14 targets and 7 assists.
And Murphy believes signing a participant of his high quality means Pogba ‘could possibly be off’ this summer season.
Talking on Monday’s White and Sawyer, Murphy mentioned: “I’m simply fascinated with the place Van de Beek goes to play…
“Taking part in with Fernandes and Pogba? Do you actually suppose that?
“Have you learnt what I feel? I feel that Pogba could possibly be off. That signing to me says Pogba is off.”
The Frenchman has hardly ever been removed from the again pages with infinite hypothesis over his future as a Manchester United participant, though it’s been a unique story this summer season.
Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, insisted very early on that the participant is staying at Previous Trafford this summer season, and there was little hypothesis to counsel in any other case.
However Murphy isn’t so positive.
“I don’t know why, one thing simply tells me…
“I do know he can play as a quantity six, within the holding function… however he’s not a defensive midfielder as such.
“He likes to get within the field and rating a purpose, we’ve seen that. He’s technically good and he’s an all-round, energetic box-to-box midfielder.
“So why would you purchase a participant who’s an attacking midfielder once you’ve already received two? You’ll be able to’t play all of them!”