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‘The £50m gamble United must take’

United are two steps closer to recapturing the Premier League trophy for the first time in almost a decade.

It’s been eight long years since the big one last came back to Old Trafford; a triumph which marked the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

There is a sense of irony here, too, or at the very least déjà vu.

Indeed, only 12 months prior to that title victory in 2013, the legendary United manager faced a tough decision on a player tipped to become one of his stars.

That, of course, was a certain Paul Pogba.

Fast forward eight years and Ferguson’s eventual successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been presented with an identical scenario this summer.

Read one of our reporter’s take on the Pogba situation here >>>

Paul Pogba is entering the final 12 months of his Man United contract. (Image: Daniel Mihailescu – Pool/Getty Images)
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