Saul could of course come in as a replacement for Pogba, who has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain having entered the final year of his United contract.
But then Donny van de Beek would be looking to nail down a regular starting spot, with the Dutch midfielder expected to get more action next season.
Solskjaer could continue to play McTominay as a holding midfielder, with Fred likely to lose out the most as a consequence of a new midfielder arriving.
But the Scot likes to get forward himself, and playing either him or Nemanja Matic would in any case give Solskjaer another selection dilemma, with only two places then remaining for Fernandes, Pogba, Van de Beek and potentially Saul.
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