It's that time again. However, United are desperate to reinforce their squad in the transfer window. He also stated that Sporting is in touch with other clubs too.
Manchester United's move for highly-rated midfielder Bruno Fernandez looks to have collapsed after weeks of speculation. This is obvious as the club is now experiencing the worst start to a league campaign in 30 years.
Sporting CP demanded Euro 80 million for the transfer right of a 25-year-old midfielder, but the management of Manchester United refused to pay that amount.
Pogba is now failing after an ankle surgery this month, but is expected to fail in February.
Reports in Portugal say the 25-year-old has joined in a €6m deal from Slovan Bratislava, having passed his medical after arriving in Lisbon late on Tuesday.
However, Sporting were sceptical that the clauses required to recoup the rest of the fee, which included Fernandes winning the Ballon d'Or and United winning the Premier League, would ever be activated to hit the full amount, and as such held out for their valuation of €80m. He is very focused on training, in the game, I talk a lot with my players and he is one of the ones who gets more involved in those aspects. He is also regarded as a complete midfielder, chipping in with the defensive duties whilst showing his tactical intelligence and positioning in the advanced areas. "Paul needs a team and club like the Juventus team he played in".
The lengthy injury lay-off now facing Marcus Rashford is sure to have sped up the search for a forward player, but midfield is also an area of concern.
If this report is accurate, it certainly does not reflect well on Ed Woodward or Manchester United. On the other hand, if they were able to snap up the Portuguese worldwide before the transfer window is over, it would be the flawless news for Solskjaer and the Old Trafford faithful, who have not been enjoying the last couple of weeks with a very thin squad.