Man United’s big Mauricio Pochettino boost is bad news for three players

According to Express Sport Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly made his intentions to leave Paris Saint-Germain clear, paving the way for a move to Manchester United at the end of the season.

But with the United squad faltering, the Argentine will look to bring in his own transfer targets over the summer, which may spell bad news for several current players. And the to Express Sport had revealed the three players whose futures are in doubt.


The majority of United’s struggles tend to come from the midfield.

Scott McTominay is a solid choice in the centre of the park, as is Paul Pogba – although his contract is coming to an end in the summer.

With Pogba and Jesse Lingard’s departures likely, the only central midfielders at the club next season will be Fred, McTominay, Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek.

This will mean that United are likely to buy two central midfielders and that would put Fred’s future in doubt.

And with Declan Rice linked along with other stars such as Jude Bellingham, Fred would almost definitely be dropped down the pecking order or perhaps sold under Pochettino.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Wan-Bissaka showed much promise after his £50million move from Crystal Palace in 2019.

Known for his expert tackling and athleticism, Wan-Bissaka is highly regarded as one of the best defensive full-backs in the world.

Yet this is where the problem may lie for him in terms of Pochettino coming in.

The Argentine favours attacking full-backs, notably relying on players such as Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in his time at White Hart Lane.

And Wan-Bissaka’s limited skill set when going forward – which has been shown by registering only 10 assists in his 120 games for the club – could force Pochettino to buy another right-back.

Cristiano Ronaldo

On paper, a move for Ronaldo in the summer seemed like a superb deal.

His stats aren’t overly poor this season, either – his eight Premier League goals in just 18 appearances this season ranks him as the joint-fourth top scorer in the division.

But it is his lack of defensive effort and the inability to bring those around him into the game that are hindering United.