Jose Mourinho should have sold Paul United's Paul Pogba, says Paul Merson (Photo: Getty) Jose Mourinho was supposed to sell Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer and replaced him with Mousa Dembele of Tottenham.
This is the opinion of the former star of Arsenal and England Paul Merson, who claims that Dembele is "up there with the best" and would be a valuable addition to Mourinho's team.
Pogba has been constantly tied to a move by Old Trafford this summer and, according to reports, Barcelona has presented an agreement with the player more money to the leaders of United this week.
While Pogba remains at United when the transfer window in English closes, it could still be sold to a foreign club before the end of August.
Dembele, meanwhile, emerged as a main target for a number of Chinese clubs and could leave Tottenham while his current contract expires next summer.
Merson believes that Manchester United should have contacted the Spurs for a move for the Belgian, saying to Sky Sports: "I would buy Dembele tomorrow morning.
"He's one of the best Premier League players.
Paul Pogba frustrated after his return to Old Trafford (photo: Getty) "If I were a united man, I would sell Pogba tomorrow for £ 100m and buy Dembele all day. up there with the best of the best. "
Mourinho's United signed Brazil's international Fred, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant at the start of the summer.
But a number of United fans were left speechless by the lack of activity at Old Trafford towards the end of the window.
Speaking Thursday morning on United's plans for the day limit, Mourinho said: "I'm not confident.
Dembele seems destined to leave London to the north this summer (Photo: Reuters) "I'm not confident and the market closes today, so it's time, at least for me, to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed .
I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to this first couple of games.
"Maybe three games because after the Spurs there is a national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and better prepare people and focus on the players available.
"I'm not thinking about that list that I give you, I focus on what we have."
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