Manchester United have been one of the most active teams in the rumour mill during the first half of the 2018-19 season, as they have been constantly linked with new players that could arrive at Old Trafford during the January transfer window.
However, some players are also being linked with potential exits from the club. Alexis Sanchez has been tipped to move to PSG in France, and now two new names are gaining traction to move away from Manchester once the transfer window opens in roughly two months. We’re talking about Juan Mata and Paul Pogba.
The Spaniard is on his way to become a free agent once his current deal expires at the end of the season, and Serie A heavyweights Juventus are monitoring his situation closely. Mata can negotiate with foreign clubs and sign a pre-contract come January 1, 2019, so Manchester United need to act quickly if they don’t want to lose the former Chelsea star.
Even though Jose Mourinho wants to extend the 30-year-old’s tenure at Old Trafford, there are chances that Mata will try to leave in order to secure regular first-team action. But can he get that considering how deep Juventus are on the attacking end?
Meanwhile, Pogba has been heavily linked with moves to both Juventus and Barcelona in recent months. However, this time Manchester United could simply decide to sell him to whoever offers more money. The idea would be to bolster the team’s budget, and Pogba’s departure could easily net around £100m.