Former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson has claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should look to swap Paul Pogba with Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Paul Pogba had a difficult time at the start of the season under Jose Mourinho but the Frenchman made a bright comeback under the leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, the Midfielder has fallen back into the old habits, scoring just 2 goals in last 13 appearances and failing to impress on and off the pitch.
There have been talks and whispers about his proposed move to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and according to former Liverpool star and current Pundit Mark Lawrenson, Woodward and co. should look to swap the Frenchman with Gareth Bale, if they can:
“In terms of Paul Pogba, I’m just so not convinced.
“If you could swap him for Gareth Bale, swap him all day.
“I think Bale is a big-game player and will get you loads of goals.
“He’s also left-sided which is unusual. That might be the way forward.
“I get the impression that all the players like Pogba.
“You can like him or loathe him, but if one week you’re six out of 10 and the next you’re eight out of ten it drives the manager mad.”
It has been quite the same story for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid as the Welsh star has been out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, thanks to his injuries and bad form.
Recently, Zidane was quipped about the future of Gareth Bale and other Real Madrid players who are struggling for regular game time and the manager made it clear that they should look to leave in the summer if they want to:
“If they’re under contract, they can stay here, even if they know that they’re not going to get game time,” he said last week.
“However, I think that all of them are looking to play. If I was asked the question, I’d want to go elsewhere and get more minutes.
“With 22 or 23 players in the squad, the reality in football is that there’ll be players who’ll end up getting less game time. But if there’s no space for a given player, it’s better for them to go and play.”
That’s as clear as a manager can get regarding the future of his player!
It’s almost certain that Gareth Bale won’t be a Galactico at the start of the next season. It’s also certain that Manchester United are looking to sign a winger in the summer transfer window.
Now, the question is whether Gareth Bale, at 29-years of age, can be that man?