Midfield has been a problem area for United in recent seasons, with inconsistent performances from the likes of Fred, Scott McTominay and even Pogba himself at times causing difficulties through the middle of the pitch.
To that end, Pogba ended up playing a fair amount of his Premier League minutes last season off the left hand-side, a position that seemed to suit his wish for freedom and creative control.
But with Sancho coming in, and Jesse Lingard looking to prove himself again after his loan spell at West Ham, that position wouldn’t appear to be available for Pogba.
Pogba will need to be replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
His signing would really affirm PSG as a contender for the Champions League, with the prospect of a midfield trio of him, Wijnaldum and recently crowned Euro 2020 winner Marco Verratti a rather frightening one.
With Neymar signed long-term and Kylian Mbappe set to stay for at least another year, Mauricio Pochettino and the club’s hierarchy will have their sights set on lofty targets this season.
From United’s point of view, this would end what has been a polarising five-year stint for Pogba up to this point. Whatever people’s opinions may be of him, he has proven his quality and been an important player for the Red Devils, and would need replacing if he were to walk out of Carrington for good.