Is Pogba as good as gone?

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We are so bad, we obviously need him. I really do not know what to think anymore, I really do not like the player but the last thing we can do is lose players like Pogba. We are fracked for a while. I'll enjoy the journey, why else do it?

Dark, dark days....

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It’s pretty standard to get outside specialists to assess injuries that are anything more than straightforward. Getting other people to look at it isn’t anything untoward.
How do you know this? And why after 3 months do the think it time for surgery now
 

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It’s pretty standard to get outside specialists to assess injuries that are anything more than straightforward. Getting other people to look at it isn’t anything untoward.
WTF have these people been doing since September?!
 

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An injury that requires so much attention isn't getting fixed in 3-4 weeks, as Ole has said in the post-match press conference. Pogba is either out for 2-3 more months, or something else is happening that the club doesn't want to be out in the public.
You can recover from minor surgery pretty quick and minor surgery can deal with a lot of problems that would otherwise manifest into something greater. I’m sure there’s a none surgical option to treat this, but I don’t blame a player for wanting to go the best long term route for dealing with an injury.

Ole has already betrayed that a month is a best case scenario by saying a “month-ish.” I guess it will be after our winter break.
 

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When he asked Giggs and he didn't hesitate for a second, you just knew it was done.
Dont understand? What are you talking about?
 

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Dont understand? What are you talking about?
During the post-match analysis, 2 mins before going off-air, the host asked Giggs ''do you hope, or do you think Pogba's gonna be at United next season''. His response was extremely quick and direct: ''No''.

He knows. You don't get much closer than this in terms of insider info.
 

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You can recover from minor surgery pretty quick and minor surgery can deal with a lot of problems that would otherwise manifest into something greater. I’m sure there’s a none surgical option to treat this, but I don’t blame a player for wanting to go the best long term route for dealing with an injury.

Ole has already betrayed that a month is a best case scenario by saying a “month-ish.” I guess it will be after our winter break.
Ankle surgeries are never minor due to how complex that area of the body is. What if he gets complications after the surgery or still doesn't recover fully? When does this fecking nightmare end?
 

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Yes, clearly I ‘idolise’ Pogba. Most normal people would leave a company that is drastically underperforming and has a CEO that is incompetent if they could. Am I wrong?
Most normal people don't make a fortune per week to not play football.
 

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During the post-match analysis, 2 mins before going off-air, the host asked Giggs ''do you hope, or do you think Pogba's gonna be at United next season''. His response was extremely quick and direct: ''No''.

He knows. You don't get much closer than this in terms of insider info.
Got it. Thanks.

And I agree with you.
 
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You can recover from minor surgery pretty quick and minor surgery can deal with a lot of problems that would otherwise manifest into something greater. I’m sure there’s a none surgical option to treat this, but I don’t blame a player for wanting to go the best long term route for dealing with an injury.

Ole has already betrayed that a month is a best case scenario by saying a “month-ish.” I guess it will be after our winter break.
Why didn’t they do this surgery since September?!?!
 

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It’s pretty standard to get outside specialists to assess injuries that are anything more than straightforward. Getting other people to look at it isn’t anything untoward.
In theory yes but if the situation was 100% clear, I think Ole might have said "we looked at it and he is going to get a 2nd opinion but the surgery is highly likely " or something like that.
Obviously this is pure conjecture. Time will tell
 

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From a medically curious point of view - has there been any information on what the injury/diagnosis actually is? I'm trying to wrap my head around this. He was in a cast for a while so it didn't quite make sense for it to be a ligament injury.

He was allowed to weight bear through a recovery boot for a while so didn't strike me as a significant bone break (or mechanism of injury for the bone break).

The only thing that I'm left with here is some form of a stress fracture.

Now with a stress fracture, a bone doesn't care if you're an athlete or not. They need 6-8 weeks. To stop reoccurrence and avoiding surgery you'll go with 8 weeks before proper training.

He missed his first game because of his ankle on September 14th. Came back prematurely against Arsenal on September 30th. Daft mistake. After that, he went into a cast from October 6th and then played his next football game on December 22nd. This assumes he got back to training ~ December 15th.

That means there were 11 weeks between the time of casting to return to play. That is usually more than enough time to heal a simple stress fracture. So it's a bit mind-boggling how they would have gotten the severity/diagnosis wrong the first time around or didn't alter course in the follow up constant scans during his time off.

This could explain what Raiola was on about when he was talking about us ruining him. Just a bizarre string of decisions by the medical team around him.

Sad thing with stress fractures (especially with a serious one like Pogba's) is that injury reoccurrence sets you down a horrible path of chronic problems because the bone never really gets a chance to fuse cleanly.

I hope we can sell him ASAP.
 

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Yes, clearly I ‘idolise’ Pogba. Most normal people would leave a company that is drastically underperforming and has a CEO that is incompetent if they could. Am I wrong?
You're wrong, most people stick to their jobs as long as their happy with their paycheque, that's what really matters, very few care about the employer they work for.
 

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An injury that requires so much attention isn't getting fixed in 3-4 weeks, as Ole has said in the post-match press conference. Pogba is either out for 2-3 more months, or something else is happening that the club doesn't want to be out in the public.
Yes, I think b) is the answer

He is contracted to play for the club and you would think the club doctors have priority to assess his "injury". You would also think he is obligated by contract to report regularly to assess the injury. "His people"? Wtf has happened to this game. Is nothing written into players' contracts these days that obligates them to fulfill their obligations and not allow them to go tripping around the flee whilst supposedly injured? If there is any credibility in the claim that he has a serious injury, as his absence would suggest, you would think he would remain close to the club for regular assessment and make sure it gets plenty of rest and treatment to aid recovery. Farcical.

Of course, if there is any truth in this so called injury, "his people" have made a fecking mess of their treatment, so far. I don't know about United ruining players' careers but his medical team are having a good go.
 
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I support and care deeply for Manchester United. I couldn't give two hoots for him personally and won't waste any energy in trying to empathise for his 'plight'.

And what is exactly is his 'plight'? From what I can see, he is being paid disgustingly outrageous amounts of money for doing literally nothing except bad mouth and disrespect the club I care so deeply about. (he is perpetually either crap or injured or sick)

My club owes this mercenary and fraud nothing at all. If I had my way, I'd put him into the reserve team til his contract ends in 2.5 years time.
Too bloody right :devil:
 

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It just all sounds so very fishy. Obviously players have reoccurrence of old injury and need to go under the knife again, but it's crystal clear that Pogba, and his agent Vito Corleone only care about number 1, and will happily go the dirty tricks route if need be.

Can a player fake needing a surgery, so they can send the club a statement that this is how it will be, unless we do things my way?
 

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Sell him. It hurts me so much seeing him do this to Ole and co. Especially to MANCHESTER UNITED.

Let him go and while finding suitors, let him rot in the reserves or something. As suggested by some.
 

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WTF have these people been doing since September?!
One thing I'll say, I've seen many players play with various injuries requiring surgeries for full recovering but their clubs needing them so much, they just kept on playing with heavy doses of anti inflammatories till the appropriate time or at worst when the pain wasn't tolerable or the damage to the injury became too serious.
I have no idea if the Pogba situation is similar to this just that delaying a surgery during a season has happened plenty of times
 

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We really don’t know what’s going on. I doubt the injury story, but it’s possibly true.

We’re pretty much fekked as far as top four goes. Sure, there’s plenty of games left and we’re right on Chelsea’s heels but we’ve shown no ability to consistent win games in the league.

Where I’m going with this is that if we can have 100% fit and in form Paul Pogba by the EL semifinal we can win that trophy and get back into the CL, which is the only goal we should be playing for through the end of the season. Bring us an EL trophy and we’ll happily sell him wherever he wants to go. I’d love to keep him but only if he (you, if you’re reading this Paul) wants to stay.
 

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What if he is really injured and risking it will make it permanent?

People are hating him for sport.
 

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Considering there is the Euros and competition for places in midfield I have no doubt he is injured. This isn't the right season to fake things
So what the feck am I reading here? He downed the tools, etc.

WTF?
 

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When does this fecking nightmare end?
When he packs his bag and becomes another clubs problem.

People are hating him for sport.
No, people are hating him because he has been a massive disappointment and from the outside appears to be a very negative entity to our club. I genuinely can’t stand the bloke, he and his agent have shown this club zero commitment or respect.
 

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I’m a huge fan of Pogba but this whole injury thing smells very fishy and i feel Ole’s not being entirely honest about the situation.

As much as I enjoy watching Pogba play(which has been rare these days) , we should get rid this window if he doesn’t want to be here anymore which I feel he doesn’t. Also his fat agent won’t let us know any peace till we sell Pogba, I’m tired of this drama with them.

Time to move on without him, we’ve basically played the whole season without him anyways. Let’s get in at least 2 quality midfielders this window and forget about Pogba, he’s done here imo.
 

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He wants to go to Madrid or maybe Turin. Cannot see either real nor Juventus paying a lot for him. They can rely on the fact that the player is doing the right noises to force the club to sell him.
Either way, he's a loss to the club, better get rid than let him pollute the enviroment any longer.
 

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Its crazy that people are trying to explain this away. Its simple
Pogba has been desperate to leave United for a long long time. First offering himself to City 2 years ago.
No one will pay the asking price.
So only solution for him to leave is to reduce his price / vslue to United. Hey presto this seasons antics.
Personally id let him rot in the reserves.
 

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We really don’t know what’s going on. I doubt the injury story, but it’s possibly true.

We’re pretty much fekked as far as top four goes. Sure, there’s plenty of games left and we’re right on Chelsea’s heels but we’ve shown no ability to consistent win games in the league.

Where I’m going with this is that if we can have 100% fit and in form Paul Pogba by the EL semifinal we can win that trophy and get back into the CL, which is the only goal we should be playing for through the end of the season. Bring us an EL trophy and we’ll happily sell him wherever he wants to go. I’d love to keep him but only if he (you, if you’re reading this Paul) wants to stay.
The first leg is about 5 days away!
 

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Operation? His people? WTF?
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Ole's making himself look like an absolute bitch here. Christ almighty. Gone are the days when the manager had a say about anything at Manchester United. At least Mourinho tried to fight with this shite instead of bending to it.
 

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Erm, attempt to orchestrate a transfer away from the club on more than one occasion, not once has he come out and addressed fans. Continually hides behind Raiola who apparently now literally speaks for Paul Pogba. Like I said I dont even blame him, he's been pandered to non stop since coming back to the club. The only person who called him out on it was Mourinho. Ole tried the nice guy, arm around approach and Pogba is still the same. This isnt even mentioning the continued 'mysterious injuries'. I mean seriously, through that whole 4 month period of him not playing how many updates did we get on his 'injury'. It was always vague return dates given, most United fans can see through all this nonsense thankfully and it's reflected on here. I have to say though I do wonder about the people who think all of this is genuine and that Paul Pogba has been injured for four months with an ankle injury and still wants to play for Manchester United. To me both those things are laughable.
I think he clearly wants out but I don't think he's been nearly as bad as you're making him out to be. I could be wrong but I don't ever remember him publicly speaking out himself that he wanted to go. Raiola does this with all his players, he's a complete dick and I hope we stay away from his players in future but I wouldn't hold Pogba on that. I think he's been far more professional than, say, Lukaku was, or Rooney was in the past.

I also really don't get this idea that he's feigning injury or something to get a move. How the feck is it in a players best interest to not play any football for four months if he's trying to get a transfer? Most players want to play as much as possible, at their peak, if they're looking to get a move.
 

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Ole's making himself look like an absolute bitch here. Christ almighty. Gone are the days when the manager had a say about anything at Manchester United. At least Mourinho tried to fight with this shite instead of bending to it.
And what did it cost him?
 

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They said Neymar had similar problems when the injury first came out and he was out for 3 months. Now, Pogba supposed to be back much sooner and it was first said it isn't so severe as the one Neymar had. However, the club/Pogba apparently opted against surgery which he will now do anyway.

So, my problems are that we potentially prolonged the recovery by looking at what went out so far. The club is very unclear about the whole thing and should make a clear statement especially as it fuels the uncertainty. More so, what came out is that they looked like they didn't have a clear idea during this whole time when he will be fully fit. So, people will naturally start asking questions. That is also a very annoying part... How hard is to come out, have medical details in front of you and explain the whole thing or call him out if there are doubts.
Lastly, that fat feck and his comments don't help either in the middle of everything. He should be told to shut up, but that's regardless of Pogba anyway. Grow a pair and tell it how it is along with telling his agent where to go.