Date: 25th June 2019 at 7:30am
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Matteo Guendouzi would be a great replacement for Paul Pogba if Manchester United decide to sell the Frenchman, according to Stan Collymore.

The former Liverpool striker has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make three signings if Pogba quits this summer.

Pogba rejoined the club from Juventus in the summer of 2016 for a then-world-record £89million.

The World Cup winner had to endure his fair share of criticism last season, but still finished ahead of his teammates in the goal scoring and assist chances.

And Collymore has identified Guendouzi as the man who could fill his boots.

He said: “Of course, if Pogba is allowed to go, then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have big money to reinvest.

Guendouzi was plucked form Ligue 2 side Lorient last summer

“I’d go down a different route to the Galacticos-like path United have trodden in recent seasons.

“I’d be looking at a mixture of [Declan] Rice, James Maddison and Matteo Guendouzi, three players who would thrive at United.

“They’re young, talented, you could bring them up together and even have a little change left over from Pogba – even if you signed all three.”

2018/19 saw Guendouzi enjoyed a solid start to his career in north London. The frizzy-haired midfielder, 20, made 33 appearances in the league under Unai Emery and showed aptitude on the ball as well as a strong work ethic, but United are so far it doesn’t look like United have earmarked the Frenchman.