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Jesse Lingard: Pogba and Morrison could still be at Manchester United

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Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard has revealed his belief that both Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison should still be playing for the club rather than plying their trades elsewhere.

Pogba left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012 having become disillusioned with life under Sir Alex Ferguson, whilst Morrison departed for West Ham in the same year.

Double departure

It’s fair to say that the former has enjoyed the better fortunes of the two - he’s the lynchpin of Juve’s side now - but back when he, Morrison and Lingard were turning out for United’s youth teams, it was expected that they would realise their successes with the Red Devils together.

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Indeed, it’s very much a case of what might have been when the likes of Pogba and Morrison are mentioned in the same sentence as United. For Lingard, who of course remained at the club, it brings an interesting air of reflection.

Lingard reflects

"Pogba and Ravel could both still be playing for United," Lingard told Sky Sports.

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"They were both massive talents. Ravel off the cuff, Pogba with strength and skill in midfield. Most coaches thought that team would all break through together."

Manchester United v Sheffield United - FA Youth Cup Final 2nd Leg

The Class of ‘92 they might not be, but there can be little doubt that had United managed to keep the aforesaid youngsters together they would be in a better position because of it.

Talented duo

Whilst Morrison has always been possessive of a tendency to go off the rails he’s regularly touted by managers as a player of extreme potential.

Pogba’s feats, meanwhile, need no introduction, the fact that he’s been linked with moves to the tune of £80million is indicative of how highly he’s rated in the modern game.

United fans, do you wish Morrison and Pogba had stayed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box provided.

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