It's pretty crazy. If he had the ability of Zidane he wouldn't have large swathes of a career where he was completely ineffectual. I don't think the team awards cover over that. He has had many seasons of below par performance for somebody that was supposed to be a world class footballer.I don’t think saying Pogba had ability similar to Zidane is that crazy. He obviously didn’t make anywhere near the same impact from it but on our ability he’s in the top 5 Utd players I’ve ever seen. Some of the stuff he could do with the ball was genuinely insane.
According to Ibra, in their first meeting Raiola told him to behave properly if he want him to be his representative, then you also had Pavel Nedved another long-term Raiola's client who stayed at Juventus for long time even when they got relegated in Serie B. I think that with Pogba the club also bore some responsibility, that we lacked direction to guide our young players, we had Mourinho who was too confrontional and Ole who was too lenient thats bad combination imho, you need to set boundaries but no need to humiliate them week in week out. Let's not forget that Pogba was not the only one young player who failed to fulfil their potential at this club.Indeed that's why he's the wrong agent for him. Pogba was a puppet to Raiola for his big transfer commission fees. Other players who weren't affected didn't have as much interest in public image as Pogba, or were actually mature adults who could control their own career path. Zlatan was having none of Raiola's bullshit, he only played along if he didn't have a future at the club anymore.
For me the only thing Paul Pogba lacked on the pitch was effort and intensity at times. That comes back to the mental point, he just didn’t want it enough. In terms of ability on the ball, I’ve only seen Scholes at Utd with his talent level in midfield. The frustration is that Pogba COULD do everything but he didn’t.It's pretty crazy. If he had the ability of Zidane he wouldn't have large swathes of a career where he was completely ineffectual. I don't think the team awards cover over that. He has had many seasons of below par performance for somebody that was supposed to be a world class footballer.
He was talented, definitely, but not to the extent where some make out as if the only thing that stopped him being a colossus was somehow a combination of his own head, or bad luck or the teams fault. Ultimately he lacked so many aspects of midfield play, and that's part of talent.
How about showing him against an opponent who actually presses him, then we can see him fall apart.
Well how about also reading what he wrote. If you are going to say Pogba was amazing and his teammates were crap, show something actually impressive, show the full picture.what does this even mean? someone posted a good video of Pogba and the retort is "why don't you post a bad video?" how is that exclusive to- ah nevermind
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Looks like we were a transitional team back then already... It was one of the better performances from Pog. He had so many things to thrive in midfield, great touch, great passing, the size, ball carrying. A shame that a few other parts were missing, defensive awareness, dynamism, workrate. It certainly didn't help, that we continued to play him in a way that hampered his skillset but there you go. At the end of the day, he won't go down as one the better football players. I was glad when he left, should have tried to get rid sooner. There was next to no chance, that we had a team ready to find a way to make him the integral part. Maybe he would have failed anyway - always thought he played the best when he was free to do, what he wanted, as soon as responsibility was there, it usually didn't do him well.
Yeah, i remember a lot of rival fans were laughing at us for some of his performances in his first season here (his first game against City was rotten, his 'performance' against Henderson and Liverpool in the game at OT too where i think he gave away a penalty). Referencing Zlatan and Herrera is a bit weird when those two players had better seasons.That video has to be one of the worst/weirdest attempts to re-invent an argument about a player who simply did not do enough in his time as a United player.
Weird video to choose. Pogba did very little of anything that was outstanding in the video, it included an awful dive and an absolutely atrocious pass put to the RB (Valencia, I think) amongst bang average other things
Just move on.another Clearly talented player who just didn’t cut at our club, unfortunately
Pretty average performance against a shit team. If that’s the best one has to offer in defence of an 89m signing, then he was even worse than I remember. And I remember him being pretty fecking terrible most of the time.
He created a bunch of chances with creative passing, capped with an assist, didn't lose the ball once, and won it back a few times.Weird video to choose. Pogba did very little of anything that was outstanding in the video, it included an awful dive and an absolutely atrocious pass put to the RB (Valencia, I think) amongst bang average other things
He couldn't lace Zlatan shoes. To even put them in same sentence is laughable.