Jamie Redknapp tells Jose Mourinho’s Man United to make £80m swoop

Jamie Redknapp tells Jose Mourinho's Man United to re-sign Paul Pogba

Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho should sign Paul Pogba to bolster Manchester United’s midfield.

The 53-year-old is expected to take over the reins at Old Trafford from Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman was sacked on Monday night.

You look at Jose’s title-winning midfield at Chelsea of Michael Essien, Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele and United are a long way off that

Jamie Redknapp

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to bring Pogba back to the 13-time Premier League winners after the 22-year-old moved to Juventus in 2012.

Pogba has blossomed into one of Europe’s most-talented midfielders during a three-year spell in Turin, winning three successive Serie A titles.

Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Redknapp believes Pogba or Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal would be good signing for Mourinho as he looks to strengthen his midfield options.

“They need a top-class player like Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba to run that midfield,” Redknapp told Daily Mail.

“You look at Jose’s title-winning midfield at Chelsea of Michael Essien, Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele and United are a long way off that.”

Pogba scored eight times and made 12 assists in 35 Serie A games for Juventus in the 2015/16 season.

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Vidal, meanwhile, netted four goals and created five assists for team-mates in 29 Bundesliga games in his first season at the Allianz Arena.

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