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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘sold the wrong player’ - Man Utd boss told he has made mistake

Manchester United should have sold Paul Pogba and kept Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window, according to former Arsenal and West Ham centre-forward John Hartson.Lukaku left United for Italian giants Inter Milan in August, joining the Serie A side for a fee of around £73million.The Belgian wanted to leave Old Trafford after falling out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season.

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I would have sold Pogba, kept LukakuJohn Hartson on Man UtdPogba has constantly been linked with an exit from United throughout 2019.Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has made it clear he would like the 26-year-old as part of his squad at the Bernabeu.Hartson does not think the France international is putting in 100 per cent for United at this current time due to the uncertainty surrounding his future at the club.

He says it would have been better to have a renowned goalscorer in the squad like Lukaku rather than keeping someone like Pogba.
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Hartson says Man Utd should have sold Paul Pogba and kept Romelu Lukaku (Image: SKY SPORTS)“I still think Man United have got an awful lot of problems,” Hartson said on The Debate.

“You look at Pogba, for me I think he probably sold the wrong player.“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. Related articles
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Romelu Lukaku left Man Utd for Inter Milan whereas Paul Pogba has stayed put (Image: GETTY)“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?“To show a good attitude playing for Manchester United.

.“I think he’s playing almost at 75 per cent, I really do, and that’s not helping [Scott] McTominay who’s trying to make his mark in the game.“A young Scottish midfielder, gets around, up and down.”..

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