Manchester United must hold on to key players, Paul Pogba and David de Gea – Higginbotham

Manchester United are back on the Spotlight after a disastrous season that saw them finish outside the UEFA Champions league places. 

The Old Trafford Club finished 32 points adrift of rivals Manchester City in the Premier League, chief executive Ed Woodward and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been charged to drive the club in the right direction.

Speaking on Sky Sport’s Transfer Talk podcast, former defender Danny Higginbotham was quizzed on a variety of topic facing United this summer. 

Higginbotham had this to say about transfer rumours surrounding key players David De gea, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.

“I think with De Gea, they need to be doing everything to try to keep him at the club.

Lukaku, I think from Solskjaer’s perspective he’ll look at it and think ‘where does he fit into the system that I want to play?

Paul Pogba, I know a lot of people have given him a lot of negativity during the season and after what he came out and said last weekend but if you can get him to stay at Manchester United and be happy, he would be the type of player I would build the team around.
But you have to have the players around him to allow him to go and express himself.”

Pogba is wanted by Real Madrid this summer.

He also believes Manchester United have somewhat lost its identity over the year. 

“United over the last few years have lost their identity of what they are on the football pitch and that comes because of the chopping and changing.
You look at the top clubs around Europe, whether it be domestic teams or international teams, and those clubs have an identity. You know the way they’re going to play after five or ten minutes.
But because of the changing, the constant turnover of players you’re not able to get that at United so patience is key now.”

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