United might be running out of options. They have an unhappy player, who is underperforming (to say the least, especially considering MU valuation of him) and wants to join one of two(let's indulge and say three) clubs.
- Real M are not going to pay the asking price and if Jose returns they would pay exactly 0.
- Barcelona(the other possible option) is so far indebted they are about to implode even without this deal. Never mind their pursuit of Neymar.
-We are in a good spot comparatively. They need players like Can and Mandzukic, might want a Bernardeschi/DC or another midfielder too. MU would be getting(almost) the maximum value in a swap(of some kind), some EXTREMELY important players for them not to disappear from the radar and, most importantly, avoid rape by having less dependency on winter transfer targets. Add that MU will not be as cash rich in the future as they were/claim to be.
Maybe but still, sending them Mandzukic and Can for Pogba is too one sided for us. I'm assuming cash would go the other way to sweeten the deal, but it's a little too unbelievable. And it's coming from Tuttosport, so...