Paul Pogba transfer rumors: Barcelona or Manchester United?

History of the Premier League

The Red Devils finished as runners up in the Premier League last season after Manchester United placed above Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC and Arsenal.

The French World Cup victor is wanted by Barcelona and is said to be keen to join.

By their usual standards, Manchester United have had a disastrous summer transfer window.

Mina was regarded by United as far off the level that they wanted in a centre-back and there were concerns about his all-round game.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted he is happy with his squad heading into the Premier League season, despite the club's failure to meet his transfer demands. "We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", he said.

Leicester manager Claude Puel must similarly decide whether to include Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire. There was no offer made for Toby Alderweireld at Tottenham.

Man Utd failed to make any deadline day signings despite Jose Mourinho's request for a new centre-back.

Internally, the greatest frustration for Mourinho has been waiting for the return of those players who had the longest World Cup campaigns.

"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".

"In football, you need time to work and you need players on the pitch to work with which we didn't have until now".

"When I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - it is hard to believe that we finished second", Jose said, "because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners".

Unlike in England, the window for the rest of Europe's leading leagues doesn't close until later in August, meaning Premier League clubs have faced even more inflated prices when buying from the continent.

United used a three-at-the-back system regularly during the pre-season tour of the United States and could use it against Claude Puel's side rather than the usual 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.

"But again, the perception of the people that reads can be different, but I like my players and my group".

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