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Paul Pogba is being primed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become Manchester United’s new No10.
That role, playing as a No10, suggests Solskjaer is planning to deliver what he has always promised.
And that is making Pogba and Bruno Fernandes the central figures of a new-look line up.
Fernandes, who arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January in a £67million deal, first looked to mark the beginning of the end of Pogba’s troubled second stay at Old Trafford.
Yet despite speculation linking him to a return to Juventus or Real Madrid boss Solskjaer constantly insisted that he wanted not only to keep the French World Cup winner but make him the Portuguese star’s partner.
With the Red Devils due to restart against Tottenham in ten days he may make that a reality.
Fernandes would be used deeper as a No8 playmaker with Scott McTominay in a holding role in front of the defence.
Meanwhile, United’s planned friendly with Stoke yesterday was called off shortly before kick-off.