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Dip in form for Bruno and a hell will be raised on here, mark my words. People like living their fantasies, not seeing how far is Pogba typical performance level from his actual potential (which is great).

And as I doubt we'll get Grealish, the moaning will be loud.
Find it hard to believe we will let Pogba leave unless we have someone lined up to replace him, if he did still decide to stay then surely the focus will be fully on getting a top class DM to sit behind behind him & Bruno
 

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Find it hard to believe we will let Pogba leave unless we have someone lined up to replace him, if he did still decide to stay then surely the focus will be fully on getting a top class DM to sit behind behind him & Bruno
I don't think Pogba is that important for that team to be "replaced". Whatever questions you come up with regarding our team, he is not the answer.

Our issues lie in different places on the pitch than those which Pogba occupies.
 

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Find it hard to believe we will let Pogba leave unless we have someone lined up to replace him, if he did still decide to stay then surely the focus will be fully on getting a top class DM to sit behind behind him & Bruno
I think that's why we bought VDB.
 

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So you reckon money will go on a CB & CDM then
It's quite open really - those are the positions we probably prefer to strengthen in. But there are 3 players we'd also push the boat out for (Grealish/Sancho/Haaland) so its hard to tell.

Personally, I'd like us get a fast CB and Jack Grealish. The latter + VDB is an immense upgrade on Paul Pogba.
 

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Like him and his style, but won’t be sorry to see him go and hopefully we bring a fully committed player in to replace him.

The comments that: “he’s brilliant on his day” are true but his day doesn’t come often enough.

Will likely rip the french league apart if he does go to PSG and the caf will be fawning over him, rewriting history but he’s been a disappointment for me and it’s time we parted ways.
 

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What do we reckon the asking price would be for Erikson. If 20mil or so and we get the 75mil suggested from PSG I'd be happy enough. Erikson could really help Bruno get a rest as a proven prem player. Not a popular opinion but checks all the boxes for me. pure replacement for Pog though, doesn't solve the right side issue.
 
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What do we reckon the asking price would be for Erikson. If 20mil or so and we get the 75mil suggested from PSG I'd be happy enough. Erikson could really help Bruno get a rest as a proven prem player. Not a popular opinion but checks all the boxes for me. pure replacement for Pog though, doesn't solve the right side issue.
much rather keep Pogba than Eriksen. He’s totally spent.

you could probably get him for £20m, if we should be nowhere near him. He’s got someone like West Ham written all over him.
 

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Pobga has all the talent to be the best midfielder in the world, but unfortunately, it takes more than talent alone to reach the top. He lacks the game intelligence, and work rate to ever reach the level that he could have. He comes across as a nice guy with reports he's popular in the dressing room, but it's best for both parties that he moves on in the summer.
Ideally, he plays well for the next few months, and then we get a decent amount from PSG. This would allow us to go all-in for Grealish as Pogba's replacement.
 

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If he’s a ‘pretty average footballer’, why does he play every game for the world champions France? To sell French shirts? :lol:

The inability people have to have a balanced assessment of his skills is amazing.
This is a balanced assessment.

He's a talented player who rarely, if ever plays to the best of his ability. He's never shown world class CONSISTENT form for us, ever.

He's far from the best player in that French team too if you wanna get into it. Matuidi runs the midfield
 

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I’m sorry but this is blind hate. Question his attitude & commitment by all means; but he’s the most talented footballer we have at the club, by some distance too.
Talent means nothing without putting that into consistent form, which pogba has never done.

Thats why i called it Hype - cos he is hyped at as a world class footballer, but in reality he isnt one. He's never shown consistent form to a good enough level for us, and he's been here long enough.

That added with his agent and brother and his questionable commitment - means my opinion is rational and reasonable
 

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Talent means nothing without putting that into consistent form, which pogba has never done.

Thats why i called it Hype - cos he is hyped at as a world class footballer, but in reality he isnt one. He's never shown consistent form to a good enough level for us, and he's been here long enough.

That added with his agent and brother and his questionable commitment - means my opinion is rational and reasonable
Agreed.
 

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Thought that was one of his best performances in a while, and not just because of the goal. He finally stood out in the middle of pitch. It was about time he started playing some football.
 

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This is a balanced assessment.

He's a talented player who rarely, if ever plays to the best of his ability. He's never shown world class CONSISTENT form for us, ever.

He's far from the best player in that French team too if you wanna get into it. Matuidi runs the midfield
Matuidi doesn't play for France anymore, at least not getting called up. If you're talking about their world cup campaign, Pogba was more important to their success than Matuidi, who comes third behind Kante/Pogba in running the midfield during that world cup.
 

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Matuidi has never run any midfield in his life :lol: Technically he has never good enough for that although he's been very valuable with other aspects of his game
 

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This is a balanced assessment.

He's a talented player who rarely, if ever plays to the best of his ability. He's never shown world class CONSISTENT form for us, ever.

He's far from the best player in that French team too if you wanna get into it. Matuidi runs the midfield
Even that 15 goals a season run is forgotten. I see.
 

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There’s almost no chance we let him go before the summer. He’s clearly well liked and respected in the dressing room and despite all the rumours, the general consensus seems to be that he’s a good trainer and influence.

I don’t think there’s any need to upset things half way through a season. Ideally we don’t want him getting to the last year of his contract, but for a serious run at the title we need him in the team and playing well. McTominay and Fred won’t do it.