Blundering Man Utd should have sold Paul Pogba rather than Romelu Lukaku, claims John Hartson – The Sun

Blundering Man Utd should have sold Paul Pogba rather than Romelu Lukaku, claims John Hartson – The Sun

PAUL POGBA, not Romelu Lukaku, should have exited Manchester United.

That's the view of ex-Arsenal striker John Hartson as unsettled Pogba tries to knuckle down after United resisted summer interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Belgium frontman Lukaku already looks more at home under Antonio Conte at Inter Milan than he did at Old Trafford for either Jose Mourinho or current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And Wales legend Hartson believes Lukaku's goals would have been more valuable for United than fellow 26-year-old Pogba's erratic midfield form.

Hartson is also sceptical about French World Cup winner Pogba's ability to stay focused.

'AWFUL LOT OF PROBLEMS'

And the ex-West Ham star told Sky Sports' The Debate that keeping Pogba might blunt the progress of academy product Scott McTominay.

Hartson said: “I still think Man United have got an awful lot of problems.

“I would have sold Pogba, kept Lukaku. At least with Lukaku he gets you goals.

“He did at Everton, three years consistently, at Man United he was up in the 18s, 20s.

“I think Pogba right now, everybody’s saying ‘he’s showing a good attitude, he’s showing a great attitude’ – well that’s a gimme isn’t it?

“I think he’s playing almost at 75 per cent, I really do, and that’s not helping McTominay who’s trying to make his mark in the game.

“A young Scottish midfielder, gets around, up and down.”

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