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MANCHESTER UNITED got back to winning ways with a crucial victory at home to former boss' Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.

Dele Alli netted a wondergoal for the visitors but a Marcus Rashford double ensured the Red Devils ran out 2-1 winners.

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  • Sam Street 's avatarSam Street4 minutes ago6th December 2019

    MAN UTD must get rid of Paul Pogba, writes SunSport's Neil Custis.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said tough decisions had to be made last summer to get the Red Devils moving forward again.

    That meant ditching star names like Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

    Now he needs to get shot of another one — Paul Pogba.

    Solskjaer needs men who want to play for Manchester United and Pogba does not, as he made clear during the summer.

    Men like 22-year-old Scott McTominay, who along with Fred bossed midfield in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

    Solskjaer said: “He’s so professional, not tainted by any superstar or fame, he just wants to become the best footballer he can be.

    That’s the people I want at this club. He would have suited my squad when I played, he would have fitted right in.”

    Hmmm, ‘not tainted by superstar or fame’. Who could he mean?

    Pogba certainly would not have lasted a minute in a dressing room with Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville demanding the highest standards week in, week out.

    Ex-United boss Mourinho had his number and refused to indulge him.

    He realised the French World Cup-winner had his own agenda and was influencing the dressing room, but not in a good way.

    Recently, Pogba has been pictured in Dubai and the US as he recovers from an ankle injury — and was even seen playing basketball.

    The midfielder, 26, has pocketed around £3million in wages since he last ran out for United.

    At least he was in the stands to see them beat Spurs, having been back at Carrington for the last week.

    Solskjaer defends him publicly but you wonder if he has washed his hands of him, as he had with Lukaku and Sanchez.

    More importantly, he does not need him. Pog last played on September 30 and has not been missed.

    He would not have improved Wednesday night’s performance.

    Indeed, there has been no display since his £89m return to Old Trafford in August 2016 that has made him the subject of after-match chat — well not in a good way.

    United slapped a £180m price tag on him last summer as transfer fees across Europe went crazy.

    They should just get their money back and invest it in a couple of midfielders who want to make their names at club, like McTominay.

    And the Scot cost nothing, having come through the academy.

    Solskjaer faces the media today and will be asked whether Pogba (left) is fit for tomorrow’s Manchester derby.

    He will then talk about the player’s professionalism and desire to play for United.

    At the start of the season he said we would be ‘surprised how many games Alexis plays for us’. That was days before he was shown the door on loan to Inter Milan.

    My guess is we may not see Pogba in a United shirt again.

    By the new year he will be elsewhere, whether back at Juventus or his preferred option of Real Madrid.

    He made his name in a great Juve side that dominated Italian football.

    Tasked with being the main man at a United struggling to revive past glories, he could not do it.

    Now he clearly doesn’t fancy it. Fine. Solskjaer can just find others who do.

  • Sam Street 's avatarSam Street7 minutes ago6th December 2019

    MANCHESTER UNITED are plotting a January swoop for Christian Eriksen despite him rejecting them over the summer, according to reports.

    The Real Madrid target, 27, opted to play out his final season at Champions League Tottenham amid interest from Old Trafford.

    But The Mirror claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try to secure a cut-price deal in January to beat rival offers.

    He will have to work fast as Eriksen can speak to foreign clubs about a free transfer from the start of the year as he enters the last six months of his deal.

  • Jack Figg 's avatarJack Figg9 hours ago5th December 2019

    NAPOLI will sell the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne in a summer purge, according to reports.

    With the club currently in crisis, especially off the field, it is understood president Aurelio De Laurentiis is ready to make wholesale changes to the squad.

    Mutiny broke out at the Naples last month when the players ignored orders to stay at the training ground for an intense retreat – known as in ritiro – to try and turn around a poor run of form.

    The measure is common in Italian football but seen as a touch old-fashioned by some.

    And following the Champions League draw with Salzburg, squad members refused to get on the team coach and headed home.

    Ultras quickly took the president's side and terrified footballers fled their homes under fear of confrontation before De Laurentiis slapped the players with major fines.

    On the pitch, Napoli are eight points adrift of the top four already but are on course to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages alongside Liverpool.

    Now according to Gazzetta in Italy, the player overhaul is set to see the likes of star names Mertens, Koulibaly and Insigne, as well as Jose Callejon and Allan exit the club.

    Potential Arsenal target Carlo Ancelloti is also expected to be sacked before the end of the season, with reports he could be gone as early as next week.

    It would leave the likes of younger talents Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Elif Elmas, Fabian Ruiz and Alex Meret to help take the club forward alongside Mexican sensation Hirving Lozano, who arrived for around £35million from PSV in August.

    But Napoli smashing the refresh button could also spell good news for the likes of Manchester United.

    United were heavily linked with Koulibaly last summer before reportedly being quoted around £90m for the Senegal international.

    In the end, they splashed a world-record fee to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester.

    But the opportunity to go back in for Koulibaly could be tempting for the Red Devils as they continue to try and strengthen the defence.

  • Jack Figg 's avatarJack Figg10 hours ago5th December 2019

  • Jack Figg 's avatarJack Figg11 hours ago5th December 2019

    MAN UTD legend Peter Schmeichel has urged his former club to sign Spurs star Son Heung-min.

    Speaking after the Red Devils' 2-1 win against Tottenham, he said: “I would love to see him [at Old Trafford.

    “Yeah, I know [there’s quite a few players I would have from Spurs]. He is an incredible player. It really is difficult to understand how good he is.”

    Speaking of where Jose Mourinho went wrong as he suffered his first defeat in charge of Spurs, he added: “Hindsight is such a great thing. I think if Jose looks back at this game, he’ll have regrets over the way he lined up today.

    “We started out thinking ‘ooh, this is so anti-Jose’. I expected him to come in and park the bus and see what happens.

    “Then, he goes out and plays attacking players, [Lucas] Moura, Alli, Son, [Harry] Kane, even [Moussa] Sissoko and we thought they were going to come in and attack.

    “But they didn’t, they came out and sat back. I think that was part of the tactic.

    “With how the second half unfolded, with [Tanguy] Ndombele coming on, he did really well. I think he would have started with him today.”

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