Potential Pogba replacements

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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Fernandes to replace Pogba
    Partey to replace Herrera.
    Ndombele to replace Matic

    Then we are set in midfield.
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    Enigma_87 You know who

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    Havertz is a great prospect would welcome him here. Screams Bayern though, especially since James left.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Isco if not then Coutinho.
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    fergiesarmy1 Full Member

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    I’d go coutinho for many reasons, he would actually score more that 5 from open play than that over rated wanker from 105 shots plus it would annoy the scousers when he scores the winner against em and kisses the badge then blows a cigar at the kop ala strachan :drool:
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    Fer Full Member

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    N'Domebele is not a CDM. He would be more like an Herrera replacement.

    IMO Rodri would be a better fit to replace Matic.
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    sp_107 New Member

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    CM: Bruno, Havertz,,Ndombele, Tielesman, Auoar, Neves, Rodri, Maddison, Rice, Brooks, Barella, Erickson, Partey, Rabiot, Vande Beek, Felix
    Wing/FW
    : Werner, Haller, Brandt, Richarlison, Sancho, Bergwijin, Hirving,
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    I feel we have good options to choose from in order to fill in most of the positions in this transfer window..so lets do it ..
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    Hammondo New Member

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    Looks like real Madrid picked hazard over him, so he doesn't need replacing.
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    KennyBurner New Member

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    Right on the money but there is still the problem of juventus! Even with that in mind i can't see them offering him more wages with ramsey also available.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Neither Real nor Juventus can pay what Woodward is asking. And we are not keen on player plus cash either it would seem.

    Think he will be with us at least another season.
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    To the cm list I can add a player you probably haven’t heard about. Evander from FC Midtjylland. Porto is probably after him for about 5 mil. He is a creative player, has a very good technique, and a very talented cm player. He has played a number of u-games for Brazil.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    Leverkusen and Rudi Voller would sell Havertz to anyone but Bayern. Think back to what happened with Arturo Vidal..
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Was there not already talk this week of Bayern working on a deal for him? To be honest Pogba replacement or not we should be buying him he’s looked fantastic and the last month he kicked it in to overdrive.

    I however haven’t really heard much of United Looking or being interested in him so not even sure if he is on the United Radar but he should be.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    There was a rumour that Bayern had agreed a €90m fee for the player. But it seems it was just that, a rumour. I can also see Rudi Voller doing his utmost to see Havertz going anywhere but Bayern.

    ESPN linked the player to us last month and stated that "Manchester United have clear interest in Kai Havertz"

    A huge offer could get him from Leverkusen from what I read. And if we could sign him, it would be as big of a signing as we can make in this window. Bigger talent than Joao Felix who alot of our fans are getting giddy over.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Would agree, think he is someone muppets seem to be sleeping on and he should be heralded more. Maybe it’s the Sancho effect but for my money he should be in the same breath as Sancho.

    Well hopefully there is some truth to the Interest but unless we played him off the right not sure where we would fit him in.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    He's definitely in the same ball park talent-wise to Sancho imo. Watched him quite a bit in the season just gone and he looks a world class talent in the making. Would love to see us sign him and pair him up with Pogba and a midfielder like Sander Berge. Pogba could play deeper in the tougher games for tactical reasons.
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    Hammondo New Member

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    I think people have massively overrated the demand for him.
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    He'll join them next summer.
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    There’s only 3 clubs that could offer Pogba a combined package that he would find attractive. Juve, Madrid and PSG. The first 2 I wonder if they have the liquidity to right now buy Pogba (specially when Madrid has just spent 200 mill on players). PSG has all the liquidity that the worlds largest natural gas reserves can provide, but play in a far less compelling league and have a lot of ego’s in that team.
    I think this ends with Pogba staying with a big pay raise.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Yeah I saw these two videos thought I thought gave a good idea of what he’s like. That chip he scored with all the people around him, that’s ice cold. The first video focuses on the first half of the season and the 2nd when Bosz took over and there was the tactical changes for Havertz and Brandt.

    I’m not entirely convinced he and Pogba could work together but that’s more due to just how Pogba is and Matic would certainly need replacing.




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    Adnan Full Member

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    I've seen those vids before and they're definitely very informative.

    With Matic it definitely wouldn't work imo. Would require a very mobile DM.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Havertz would be a good buy.
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    Hammondo New Member

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    How many summers will we be saying that for?
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    I think I would get priapism if we signed Havertz. Would obviously seem additional tinkering in midfield to make it work with pogba (I.e. someone more mobile than Matic) but this is the best teenager in the world imo (if Mbappe is 20 now).
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    Fer Full Member

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    Havertz would be the best choice but we need to be realistic. Maybe we can get Fernandes, Rabiot and Van de Beek if we sell Pogba. All 3 are available.
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    Pogba will go either this or next summer.
    If he goes next summer and we get CL-qual, then Sancho and Havertz should be among our top targets. Both can create and score.

    This summer we should aim to get a team/squad that on paper should be good enough for top 4.
    Selling Pogba this summer means we need creators in midfield and attack. Too early to rate James, and bar Mata none of our players can create or control the attack. Fernandes is an end product player and the only reason I think we will need him is for the set pieces. Rabiot and Van den Beek are more "balanced" players. Good at most things, but masters of none, and would be a good basis for a midfield rebuild. Getting a defender that is better on the ball than Smalling/Bailly/Jones would also help with the play. And if we can get fullbacks that can perform both ways, then that would certainly help.

    I would make a similar deal with Pogba as we did with Ronaldo: Next season.
    Help us get CL-qual and we will let you go to Madrid, and in the meantime hope that he fires Raiola and decides to stay.
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    Fer Full Member

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    Those are the players we should be singing if we want to compete versus Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, City, Bayern Munich, etc.

    I'm afraid that we could end up losing De Gea and Pogba, without a proper replacement. Like we did with Cristiano.
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    DDG is not an issue as long as we can reduce the amount of shots we concede. Oblak is arguably a better GK, or we could try to find the next DDG albeit with better abilities on the ball. If we want a great shot stopper we could go for Matvei Safonov. Arguably the better prospect compared to Donnarumma.

    If we lose PP this summer we are in big trouble. Most of our attacking play revolves around him, and comparing him to the loss of CR7 is not wrong.
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    Thiago is a good shout but has he overvome his fitness issues? Isco for the number 10 role would be my pick backed by Athletico's Rodri and Ndidi.
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    Snafu17 Full Member

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    There's no point in looking for a like for like replacement. He's a really specific player, there's only a few players that are as good as him in what he does and I'm not sure if any of them are available. What we can do is improve and add creativity in other areas, like RW. We also always had to curtail our midfield for him so now's our chance to add some flexibility in that area. None of that CM but not really, can play number 10 but shouldn't, stick him on the left wing but play him centrally bollocks.

    But yeah, all in all it's very unlikely that we'll improve if we are going to sell him and almost certainly not next season. It's just the way it is.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    If the idiots in charge had any sense they would be all over selling Pogba for 130m+ and replace him with Tielemans, Rabiot and Bruno Fernandes. Can add in Sean Longstaff as well. Their wages would probably be a combined less than what Pogba earns (or the same), while we can get those 4 for Pogbas transfer fee alone. Yet that would sort us out short term and long term and improve us as a team compared to having Pogba.
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    Fer Full Member

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    If we are going to sell Pogba, we should sign 2 quality midfielders to replace him.

    Eriksen/Fernandes and N'Dombele/Barella.

    Or swap Pogba with Cancelo and Dybala.

    My dream would be to get players like Sancho and Havertz. But it would be okay if we get are least to top midfielders. Unfortunately, I think Ole could go for Longstaff and Lo Celso.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    With Pogba gone we'll have the opportunity to change the midfield altogether. I would go for Doucoure, Ndombele and Bruno Fernandes
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    Baneofthegame New Member

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    With Pogba gone all my money is going on Havertz, I’d throw 70 million at him.

    Hopefully take Dybala/Cancelo plus 100 million, sign Havertz use the 30 on Longstaff.

    Havertz/Dybala/Cancelo/Longstaff for Pogba.

    Never going to happen though.
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    Kaglish10 Full Member

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    His replacement is at Madrid I think. Ceballos. He's been fantastic for the Spanish national team.
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    If Pogba leaves then we’re going to need to replace him with what is essentially two players. If we work on the assumption that we’ll be pressing ahead with three in midfield then we need a midfielder who scores goals and then one who can dribble and pass.

    Honestly, I think I’d be looking at somebody like Isco. He’s hardworking and technically brilliant, but he would need to be paired up with a goalscoring midfielder for it to work. A Lampard type.
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    Kaglish10 Full Member

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    Not Isco, please. Tunnel vision ball hog.
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    Kag Full Member

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    He’s a good player whenever I watch him (admittedly not too often). I’m thinking more stylistically, though. If Pogba goes then we need a dribbler and we need goals; he’s that integral to the team.
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    Kaglish10 Full Member

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    If people were annoyed at Pogba's ball hog tendency, Isco is even worst in this regard. I prefer Ceballos. He's better in the defensive aspect and a better passer. He's been the Spanish national team best midfielder. I saw him came on against England and he almost turned the match around. He was the best player on the pitch.
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    I'm glad he has stated his aims. We should sell him and move on. It won't be as bad as Ronaldo leaving, because he has been so inconsistent. He'll do well at Barcelona/Madrid. My only worry is that Ole won't have access to any funds from the sale.