Steve McManaman believes that Haaland should remain at Dortmund, that Mané will not leave Liverpool and that Pogba would have to regain his level at United.

The former English flyer has made headlines again in world football. This time it is by account of a column he wrote in the portal ‘Horseracing’, in which he criticizes the possible signings of Real Madrid for the next season. These were Steve’s words:


‘It’s too early for him to leave, he seems happy and he’s scoring goals. He should leave when he is a more experienced player, after playing about 200 games for Dortmund and playing from 20 to 30 games in the Champions League.

You must not leave the ship prematurely and go directly to Real Madrid. You’ve seen what happened to Luka Jovic this season, he has barely played for Real Madrid after having a wonderful season last year in Germany.

Haaland doesn’t need that kind of pressure, and I’ve also heard that Real Madrid is interested in Kylian Mbappé, so they both don’t need to be there at the same time.”


“I don’t think there’s any chance that Sadio Mané will go to Real Madrid. The best teams in the world today are English teams. Real Madrid and Barcelona are not.

They both want to start over and bring in some new players because they both had disappointing seasons. Despite this, I don’t think there’s any chance that Mané or Salah will go to Real Madrid or Barcelona.”


‘He hasn’t played enough this season to make teams like Madrid really interested in him. If he stays, plays and gets back in shape at Manchester United, I think he’ll be back at the starting eleven very easily.

It has the quality to play in the United midfield whenever he is fit and healthy, but we’ve been waiting for news from Pogba all year round about his future; he hasn’t said yet if he wants to stay or if he wants to leave.”


“Even though his debut season at Madrid has not been a starter, last season I was very impressed at Porto and I thought he was an excellent central defender. What has prevented him from succeeding in Madrid is that when Zidane returned to Bernabéu, he put his four trusted players in defense.

So, for players like Militao and Mendy, it’s been hard for them to make headlines, but Militao was an excellent hub in Porto, and I think it’s best to judge.”

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