Ryan Giggs believes Jack Grealish or James Maddison could help Manchester United cope without Paul Pogba should he leave the club this summer.

French midfielder Pogba continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford this year after admitting he was looking for a 'new challenge' last summer.

United have no plans to sell the 26-year-old this season but that hasn't stopped the persistent speculation linking him with a future move away from the club.

Giggs admits Pogba could still be a success at United but thinks there are two viable alternatives in Grealish and Maddison should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer look to replace him this summer.

"I don't think he's got the players," Giggs told beIN SPORTS when asked about Solskjaer's squad.

"He's probably a couple of players short in actually changing that way of playing. You know, that No.10, that focal point, and also a midfielder.

"Whether Pogba is that, he's been so inconsistent, obviously on his day he could be that player. But, they are missing a Grealish, a Maddison, a player like that really that could unlock the door.

"Because of the pace that we've got it suits the way that they play and also when you come up against good teams they like to dominate possession."

United's midfield was largely overran during their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. While Fred produced a battling display in deeper midfield, Andreas Pereira wasn't able to produce in the No.10 role and missed a golden chance to level the scores just before half time.

United also hold interest in Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes, as well as Grealish and Maddison,