Manchester United are reportedly in talks to sign French midfielder Paul Pogba for a world record deal, but will this top signing make the Red Devils champions again?
It would certainly boost their chances, that is clear, but what they severely lack is a world-class centre-back who gives them a solid spine, a Diego Godin or Raphael Varane archetype.
A strong defence is synonymous with Manchester United, but after Louis van Gaal's departure, Jose Mourhino will probably want to bring in a centre-back of his own, a player with pace, who is also solid in the tackle.
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Marquinhos would be a perfect signing to play alongside Chris Smalling, but the much-coveted Paris Saint-Germain defender is seemingly happy at the Parisian club, despite being behind the likes of Thiago Silva and David Luiz in the pecking order.
Paul Pogba will bring excitement to Old Trafford, as he is expected to return in a deal worth around £100 million, and his power and skill will improve an aging midfield that currently consists of Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Wayne Rooney.
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The fans will enjoy his confidence in long shots, and 30-yard screamers are a guarantee, but you have to think, the money they are preparing to spend on Pogba, could be spent to strengthen other departments.
As already mentioned, that money could go towards a world-class centre-back, which is desperately needed at Old Trafford, but it could also go on signing a new, young striker.
Despite already signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and having Marcus Rashford in their ranks, the proposed money could be better spent on a young, world-class striker like Paulo Dybala, who could work alongside Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, which would form an impressive attacking lineup.
It's clear that Pogba would improve any side, but if United and Mourinho are genuinely aiming to win the Premier League, then they need to spend their money wisely.
It's clear for everyone to see they need a new centre-back, and although they've already landed Ibrahimovic, a new striker wouldn't go a miss either.
United could spend the £100m on Pogba, or they could spend £50m apiece on a world-class centre-back and a world-class striker.
What should Manchester United do? Put all their eggs in the Paul Pogba basket or sign a centre-back and a striker? Leave us YOUR thoughts in the comment section below!
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