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‘He has everything’ – John Barnes names the Paul Pogba replacement Man Utd need to sign

John Barnes reckons Manchester United should make a move for Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong if Paul Pogba leaves

United remain in the dark about Pogba’s future with the Frenchman out of contract at the end of the season.

The Red Devils are waiting to see if the midfielder signs a new deal but they are already looking at potential replacements in case he does leave.

Liverpool legend Barnes reckons De Jong would be the perfect replacement, as long as he doesn’t follow the same path as Donny van de Beek.

‘Frenkie de Jong would be a brilliant signing for Manchester United,’ Barnes told BonusCodeBets.

‘It looks like Paul Pogba is on his way out of the club so bringing in a replacement for him is very important.

‘Especially if that person is a young and talented player who will get the opportunity to be one of the main players at the club.

‘He has everything in terms of passing range, intensity and a great attitude. It’s exactly what Manchester United need in midfield.

‘That was their plan with Donny Van de Beek, but of course he’s been stifled by other players in his position playing better than him.

‘However, bringing de Jong in and putting him straight into the side and being trusted would be good for both Manchester United and him.’

De Jong has been linked with a move away from Barca in recent weeks with the Catalan giants hoping to raise money to sign players in the January transfer window.

However, Xavi recently ruled out any possibility of De Jong moving on in the coming weeks.

‘He is untransferable, very important and capable to make the difference.

‘The other day, he scored, he had the the final pass, the goal.

‘Pau (Torres) jumped to the pressure and we would like to win it at the back with Frenkie and he achieved it.

‘He played between the lines, it’s the Frenkie that we want, he was excellent at Villarreal.’