MANCHESTER UNITED are weighing up quite a lot of midfield targets to probably substitute Paul Pogba.
With the French midfielder out of contract in only a yr’s time, it will likely be removed from straightforward for the Purple Devils to discover a star who can match his skills.
However how about Pogba‘s manufacturing? How do targets Declan Rice, Leon Goretzka, Saul Niguez, Ruben Neves and Eduardo Camavinga examine?
The stats for the 2020-21 league season present how no participant can supply an all-round defensive AND offensive enchancment to the United star.
Impacted by a hamstring harm firstly of the spring, Pogba performed fewer minutes than all his potential rivals, bar Goretzka.
It’s the Bayern Munich star who leads the attacking leaderboard, contributing 5 objectives and 5 assists at a faster price than another United midfield goal.
Solely Wolves’ Ruben Neves can match his 5 strikes, though Goretzka undoubtedly performs for one of many globe’s high groups in the case of dominating opponents and creating alternatives.
Nevertheless, the German’s defensive output isn’t any enchancment on Pogba’s as each made 1.2 tackles per 90 minutes final season.
And the present United ace made extra profitable passes per 90 minutes and created extra probabilities.
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Actually, his 1.2 probabilities created per 90 minutes outpaces all the Purple Devils’ targets.
At a ratio of 1.1, Neves is the following finest and the Portuguese playmaker leads the best way in the case of profitable passes – with 56 per 90 minutes.
In terms of defensive work, Rennes teen Camavinga is head and shoulders above the remainder.
WIth 2.2 tackles per 90 minutes final season, the 18-year-old comfortably beats Neves and Saul (each 1.5), Pogba (1.2), and Declan Rice (1.1).
West Ham star Rice does boast essentially the most minutes performed final season, with 2,879, however is high in no different class – with Saul one of the best in none.
United are mentioned to be monitoring the Atletico Madrid player’s situation amid negotiations with Barcelona over a swap deal for Antoine Griezmann.
Neves is one other reportedly on their list with Wolves wanting round £35m for the 24-year-old.
SunSport revealed this week that Bayern’s Goretzka has entered their radar whereas he struggles to agree a brand new deal to remain in Bavaria.
The membership are involved about shedding Pogba on a free, a destiny which may additionally befall Rennes with Camavinga’s deal up soon.
And Rice has been named in reports after United opened a probably blockbuster summer season by pushing to signal Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
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