EPL: Rio Ferdinand advises Man Utd on Pogba’s replacement



Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has called on the club to sign Atletico Madrid star, Saul Niguez as Paul Pogba’s replacement should the France World Cup winner eventually leave Old Trafford.

News sources say that Pogba who is widely expected to leave Manchester United at the end of this season, has drawn interest from Real Madrid and Juventus in the past few months.

Pogba’s current deal at Manchester United will expire at the end of next season.

The 27-year-old is currently recovering from ankle surgery and has been out of action for several months.

Asked on Instagram the player Man United should sign to replace Pogba if the midfielder eventually leaves, Ferdinand replied: “I don’t want Pogba to go, but if he does go, I will take Saul Niguez all day long.

The ex-England international added: “Not like-for-like but still a top player.

“What a player. I’ve been harping on about Saul Niguez for a few years now.

“I think he’s a major player. Composed, calm, great left foot, lovely conductor, he can score goals, tactically he’s very aware.

“You can see Simeone, he gets his teams really well set up, and he’s in the middle orchestrating and dictating things.”

Meanwhile, the Premier League is currently on suspension due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the globe.