Ferdinand tells Woodward: Don't you dare sell Pogba & get Alderweireld signed!

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Barca offered £45million plus defender Yerry Mina and midfielder Andre Gomes for the World Cup winning playmaker, but the Red Devils turned it down.

It was reported yesterday that Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has reassured Barcelona that he will get Paul Pogba to move to the Nou Camp.

Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United face a "difficult season" if they do not strengthen their squad before the Premier League transfer window shuts on Thursday, AFP reports.

So far, the two clubs have yet to agree a fee for the player, with United seemingly ruling out any kind of swap deal involving Anthony Martial. However, there have been constant rumors of the 25-year-old Pogba having bust-ups with manager Mourinho as the two clashed with their particular ego's.

Rio Ferdinand has issued a public call to Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about the club's business this summer.

Will he be able to convince Ed Woodward to let him leave?

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The World Cup victor is said to have grown disillusioned with life under Jose Mourinho, which has sparked interest from the La Liga champions - though time is likely to save United's blushes with less than 48 hours until the end of the window.

Paper Round's view: United presumably don't want to sell Pogba for a few reasons.

The 2018/19 season has started terribly for United and they haven't even kicked a ball yet.

United are still trying to add one more player before tomorrow's 5pm deadline. Pogba was underperforming and Mourinho benched him in crucial games over the course of the last season.

Willian has been a target of Mourinho's since the Portuguese arrived at Old Trafford in 2016, but is unsure if any formal offers have been made to acquire him this summer.

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