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Real Madrid Targeting Manchester United Star: Should Ancelotti Bring Him To Santiago Bernabeu?

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In a recent report, Sky Sports mentioned that Real Madrid are interested in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. It is understood that Ancelotti hopes to add more strength to the attack and the European Champions have identified this French midfielder as a potential transfer option this summer. Los Blancos have made their initial offer although they remain in a three-way battle with PSG and Juventus for acquiring his signature.

Pogba’s Injury Plagued Campaign This Season

The 29-year-old has had a poor campaign with the Red Devils, as he fell victim to injuries throughout the season. He has only managed to score 1 goal and create 9 assists over 27 appearances for United across all fronts.

The World Cup winner’s ambitions have been derailed as he had a low-key end this season, after averaging 1.5 shots, 1.2 key passes, 0.7 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 2.0 dribbles per game in the Premier League. However, he has been impressive in passing the ball to his teammates after completing 83.5 % of his attempted passes in English top-flight football (stats via whoscored).

Manchester United's Paul Pogba
Manchester United’s France’s midfielder Paul Pogba looks on during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Atalanta and Manchester United at the Azzurri d’Italia stadium, in Bergamo, on November 2, 2021. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Should Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti Bring Him To Santiago Bernabeu?

Paul Pogba has a strong presence in the central areas of the pitch. He is an all-round midfielder who can switch between offence and defence comfortably. Pogba excels at getting past the defenders with his agility and pace. Furthermore, he can also create some clear cut goal-scoring chances in the attacking third with his wide vision of the field and accurate passing abilities.

The France international is primarily a central midfielder but is versatile enough to play both in a holding position and as an advanced midfielder. He can also fill in as a left-sided wide player when needed, marking his capability in the central areas of the pitch.

At 29, he is currently in his prime and can still offer to play a high level of football for a couple more years, given that he remains clear of injuries which could turn out to be a major setback.

Los Blancos boss Ancelotti would be wise to secure his signature this summer as they need more competition in the midfield and are looking at strengthening their attack. A player of such calibre would be a brilliant addition to the Spanish giants, as he would definitely add more bite and steel to the squad at Santiago Bernabeu.

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