Ed Woodward considering Paul Pogba transfer decision ahead of Man Utd return

Manchester United are considering dropping their price demand when it comes to wantaway Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman is said to still want out of the club after missing most of the season through injury.

United have previously put a £150m price tag on the midfielder.

But Bleacher Report say Ed Woodward and the board are contemplating significantly dropping their valuation as they look to finally cut ties with Pogba.

Reports in Italy claim the player did consider staying at United but has ultimately chosen to seek an exit once again this summer.

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Juventus and Real Madrid are interested in Pogba and will surely jump at the chance of snapping up the player at a reduced price.

United, in turn, have been linked with the likes of Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho, and will use Pogba's sale to fund those moves.

Woodward remains in charge of transfers at the Red Devils, despite talk of a director of football taking over in recent months.

The role is yet to be filled, and may stay vacant for some time, according to the Athletic.

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The reason is because United are said to be happy with how they're working behind the scenes at present.

But Athletic reporter David Ornstein has urged Woodward to reconsider his decision.

“Somebody said to me the other day that if United do make this appointment and go for Rio Ferdinand, they’re in trouble,” he said.

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“Maybe give him some role, perhaps, but not director of football.

“Maybe he would admit that himself. Go for a Paul Mitchell type, and you’re in business.

"United would have a different argument, of course. They would say that they’ve got the right business people in place with Ed Woodward, Matt Judge, Richard Arnold, and they’ve got the right football people in place with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Marcel Bout and Jim Lawlor.

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“But my preference would be a director of football, without a shadow of a doubt, who can put a clear strategy in place.

“That would leave Ed Woodward to a more commercial side and doing what he says he does in transfers, which is sign off the financials.

“Reports say he does more than that, but I’m not privy to that.”

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