Manchester United transfer round-up: Pogba opens up and Lukaku sale is questioned

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Manchester United experienced mixed fortunes during the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils added depth to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad by signing Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri, but their pursuit to land top target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund proved in vain.

With an up-and-down summer behind them, inconsistent results this season have served only to heighten the need for reinforcements in January.

Amad Diallo is already set to join from Atalanta, but United know how a marquee signing can breathe new life into the squad halfway through the season following Bruno Fernandes’ impact after his arrival from Sporting Lisbon.

With six weeks to go until the January transfer window opens, we round up the latest Manchester United rumours.

Pogba going through ‘most difficult’ period of his career

Paul Pogba hasn't been able to transfer his French form to Old Trafford
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United midfielder Paul Pogba has opened up on his recent struggles, admitting that he is dealing with the most ‘difficult’ period of his career.

Pogba has been in and out of Solskjaer’s team this season with increased scrutiny on the Frenchman after conceding penalties in the defeats by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

However, the 27-year-old insists he is regaining his confidence after a solid performance during France’s Nations League win over Portugal on Saturday.

“It was a period I hadn't experienced in my career,” Pogba told RTL .

“I was used to playing and having rhythm.

“Now, I'm getting my sensations back, little by little, I am finding myself back. I have to put in performances like that (like the one against Portugal), be consistent.”

Pogba recently sparked speculation over his future by admitting it was his dream to play for Real Madrid.

Barca want to tie Dembele down to new deal

Dembele has previously been linked with United
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have missed out on Jadon Sancho in the summer, but he still made some big moves in the transfer market with Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani all arriving.

But their start to the season has been a mixed bag, with a home defeat to Crystal Palace and a 6-1 thrashing by Spurs at one end of the scale, and a tremendous 2-1 win over PSG in Paris at the other.

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Barcelona are planning to offer Ousmane Dembele a contract extension after being linked with a move to United over the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Dembele’s current deal expires in 2022 but Barca are keen for the winger to commit his future to the Camp Nou with Ansu Fati set to miss the next four months with a knee injury.

United chased the Frenchman during the latter stages of the summer window when it became increasingly clear they would not sign Sancho.

Despite Barca’s step forward, however, Dembele is said to be considering his options before committing himself to the Catalan club.

Deeney questions Lukaku sale

Lukaku in action for Belgium against England
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Troy Deeney believes United made a mistake by selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in 2019.

Lukaku joined the Serie A side after two seasons at Old Trafford and has proceeded to light up Italian football with 41 goals in 57 games in all competitions.

And on the back of a strong performance for Belgium in their Nations League win over England, Deeney has questioned United’s decision to let the 27-year-old go.

“He’s very good, and I always thought it was a strange one when United got rid of him,” Watford captain Deeney told talkSPORT .

“They kind of wanted a complete player because his goal record wasn’t that bad, to be honest.

“But I do understand why people were getting a little frustrated in terms of when he was at United.

“When he’s gone out to Italy you can see the tactical side of it and coaching side of it has really improved his game. He’s got a point to prove.”

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