Pogba Future

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by wolvored, Mar 20, 2019.

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Would you accept Dybala and Sandro for Pogba?

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  1. Aug 12, 2019

    BBRBB Full Member

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    Wrong. Pogba has publicly stated he wanted to leave (Neymar and his camp said nothing) and agitated at least as much in media briefings that he wasn't considering staying one more year.

    Pogba has been worse than Neymar by all accounts.
  2. Aug 12, 2019

    PepsiCola Full Member

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    It seems more that Zidane wants him, not Real as a single entity.

    I can foresee the scenario come end of this season being that Zidane is sacked and Mourinho appointed as Madrid manager.
  3. Aug 12, 2019

    MUFC OK Full Member

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    Selling this summer is not an option for us. We need him and need him on form, badly. I think he at least understands this. We should try with the new deal, as I've always felt this was about money for him and of course Raiola. If not we start planning for next summer, milinkovic savic could be the ready made replacement.
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    PepsiCola Full Member

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    Say Madrid sign Neymar and agree a deal with Eriksen to join next summer, I doubt they'll still move for Pogba.

    If we take strides as a club, come third and win silverware this season I can see Pogba staying at the club.
  5. Aug 12, 2019

    witchtrials Full Member

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    Don't see that there's any way that he's leaving us this summer. He's the linchpin of an already understaffed midfield and there would be no possibility for us to replace him. Having already spent a fortune this year there is no indication that Real Madrid are willing to stump up the kind of sum that United might accept (i.e. well over 100m) even if our window was still open.
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    Sparky_Hughes Donkey Buggering Tyrant who cheats at Monopoly

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    Ive never been keen on him, but oddly I like him more now than ever. Every man and his dog knows he wants to leave, it doesnt look like its going to happen this summer, but does he go on strike? No, does he run to the papers crying? No (that article was taken completely out of context) Hes just getting on with it, I have to respect him for that
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    Eleven-Eighteen Full Member

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    Tend to agree with this. But the stuff being said by the Pogba camp is quite a masterclass in doublespeak, designed to keep everyone guessing.
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    Shark @NotShark

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    Wish he'd just shut up and get on with the season. Saying stuff like ''you never know what the future brings'' always triggers a media frenzy.
  9. Aug 12, 2019

    rotherham_red Full Member

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    That's the thing: I don't think THEY want him. If they did, you'd certainly think they'd stump up the money more readily than 27m and James, ffs. (EDIT - especially since they seem be going balls deep in on Neymar, who will likely cost even more than the most optimistic value we'd ever place on PP).

    I don't doubt Zidane sees him as his crown jewel, but with the way it's looking I don't see him lasting the season over there. They look hilariously bad, and he is increasingly adding further credence to the Sexy Moyes jibes he had when he first assumed the managerial position at the Bernabeau.
  10. Aug 12, 2019

    Jeffthered Full Member

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    But what if he wants to leave? Do you really want Manchester United to keep players who do not want to play for the club? I don't. This season is the first where the club can genuinely continue to clear out the crap, and begin, begin to build. If players are not up for that, it's best if they move on. That's my opinion. Why? Because when (not if, when..) we do not play so well, or Pogba doesn't have a good game, or gets sent off..or something or the other, then it just all starts up again... it's unhealthy for the club, squad, manager...
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    witchtrials Full Member

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    What I said has got nothing to do with what I want or don't want - it was a prediction about what will happen i.e. Pogba will not move.

    As for my personal opinion, I don't see what selling Pogba could possibly have to do with a project to "clear out the crap" given that he is one of the world's best midfielders. More generally, I am wary of setting up some simplistic worldview of players who really want to be here versus players would would accept a move away. In reality probably pretty much every player currently at this Man United (who finished in 6th place and aren't in the Champions League) could be made to think about their future if they thought they were wanted by Zidane at Real Madrid. Do you think that Wan-Bissaka or Maguire wouldn't consider jumping ship if they were told Real Madrid were in for them? If being immune to that is a criterion for being kept then we're going to have to build a squad entirely of die hard United fans. And also means that any time RM come knocking we have to give up whichever player they fancy.

    Just because a player is temped by a move doesn't mean that they are somehow toxic. de Gea agreed to join Real Madrid four years ago and has been a great keeper for us since. Ronaldo signalled he fancied a move to Madrid well before he went and it didn't seem to do us any harm to keep him around for a bit longer. Cantona wanted a move in '95 but we didn't just flog him - Ferguson convinced him to stay, and I don't remember that working out too badly either.

    This attitude that United only have room for players who want to be here above all else and are totally impossible to tempt into a move away strikes me as unrealistic and a bit juvenile, to be honest. Especially at a time when we are not, in a playing sense, one of the top sides in the world.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Pogba did no such thing, only his agent talked but that's besides the point.
    It doesn't matter if it is publicly stated that the player wants to leave or who does it. What I meant by circus is all the distraction caused by the player, his entourage during the entire season. It never got bad the point where Man United sang in unison insults towards Pogba or his family.
    Pogba is an angel next to Neymar.
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    BBRBB Full Member

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    That's just because Utd fans are carebears. Pogba would be copiously insulted for what he did and said if he was at PSG (or anywhere in France really).
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    :lol: Keep believing that, I never thought you were into made up fiction.
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    Sp00ks11 Full Member

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    There is clearing out 'crap' like Rojo, Jones, Darmien etc and then there is letting our best player leave..

    Do you not think there is a reason one of the greatest teams on the planets wants Pogba and not Rojo. One is world class and one is 'crap'.
  16. Aug 12, 2019

    Greck Full Member

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    Once he leaves that will be about 300m of the 360m Jose spent that we didn't even enjoy past their first contracts.
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    PSG are a joke club.
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    Jeffthered Full Member

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    Not sure why (or how) you conclude that it's 'juvenile' to consider the problems for a club to have players, and in this case, an extremely important player, who has stated that they feel it may be time to move on. I think that is a worry. The situation(s) with De Gea, Cantona (which I do not recall him wanting to leave the club, rather get away from football..) and Ronaldo made an agreement to stay another season, so that was a mutually accepted decision.

    Pogba's situation is not like that, and simply stating that 'all players may be interested in playing for Real under Zidane..' takes a very specific sitiation, and attempts to suggest this as simply another rumour about another player.

    And it certainly is not.

    No one ever stated anything about players only being here if they could never be tempted to go elsewhere. That's a bizarre statement, please do not suggest that I made such a claim. My thoughts and concerns are specific to the role Paul pogba has in a team that is in transition, and is pretty fragile in many ways. So, to repeat myself, no, I do not think it is good to have this ongoing debate about any player. This is my point re 'clearing the crap'. It has not a thing to do with his talent. I doubt there is anyone who admires his (Pogba's) talents more than I. But this rhetoric, this 'will he stay or leave...' narrative, is unhealthy and needs clarification. Manchester United FC should just sit and 'hope' he stays?

    referring to your first point, I will make sure that I do not ask your opinion (on a public forum..??) again, as you claim that what you think is not important as a consideration.
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    Tom Cato Full Member

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    What? Ok I can't quite follow this one.

    Pogba has stated publicly that he doesnt know what his future holds. And that it might be a good time for a new challenge.

    Ok, those are two ambigious statements from a player who does not want to spend his prime years playing Europa League. At least he's stated that he's happy in Manchester, he enjoys playing football with his teammates and always wants to win.

    But other than that, what has Pogba done? He's attended the clubs sponsor obligations, completed a full pre-season with the club without incident. Stood over the Milan game with a back cramp according to OGS, but then played the closed game against Blackburn. Truly the sign of a man worse than Neymar. Add that to the performance against Chelsea.

    Aside from the two comments about his future, he has done exactly 0 that could even remotely warrant any criticism, he's been a model professional on the pitch and off it. There has been no issues that we the fans are aware of aside the "who knows" comments.

    Neymar flat out refuses to play for PSG. His owners actively wants him gone. The club president has openly criticized his attitude. He literally cried his way out of Barcelona and left on a incredibly sour note, PUNCHED a fan, reported back from vascation a week late, and again.. refuses to play for the team, he simply did not play the season opener because he wants to leave.

    In what universe is Paul Pogba acting worse than Neymar?
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    Tom Cato Full Member

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    Pogba has a price tag of £180 million. Real Madrid offered £27 million and James Rodriguez. There is not a football club on this planet this year that can buy Paul Pogba, so he stays wether he wants to or not. More importantly, he's staying because the transfer window is closed.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    In the Universe of deluded PSG fans.
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    Chesterlestreet Man of the crowd

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    Yeah, in the long run.

    Short term it has been settled, though. If Raiola's game was to move him on this window, it failed. He isn't going anywhere.

    Furthermore, he says plainly himself that he's happy at United. Ole says he's happy with Pogba too. Both parties seem genuine enough to me. Can't ask for more clarification than that, realistically.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    That's the key right there. We would all love it if our best players would come out and say they pledge the rest of their careers at United, would talk like fans and everything but players rarely do that.
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    Chesterlestreet Man of the crowd

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    They don't. Don't think even Paul Scholes categorically ruled out that he might leave one day (was always the lure of Oldham).
  25. Aug 12, 2019

    fezzerUTD New Member

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    Boring, its well known Pogba was on the cards with or without Jose.
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    Greck Full Member

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    Link? If it's common knowledge link shouldn't be this hard to find
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    Gasolin Full Member

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    I put the whole tweet, interview video in French and translation... after that, I don't know what more I can do to make people understand that the guy is committed.
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    Gasolin Full Member

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    That's BS, Pogba is a professional guy compared to Neymar... well why are we even comparing those 2.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    I think he's here for the season.

    I dont get the impression Madrid are willing to spunk what itll take to get him right now, and probably rightly so.

    If he wants a move to RM I think hes gonna have to play his balls off to earn it this year, which can only be a good thing for us.

    Replace him in the summer.
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    Joseunited Full Member

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    Not true at all, the transfer window for European clubs(Real Madrid,Juventus:nervous:)doesn't close until the beginning of September.
    That being said I don't believe he's going anywhere for the next 12 months at least.
  31. Aug 13, 2019

    Lemansky Full Member

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    Its no point at all discussing if Pogba leaves this summer as it simply wont happen.

    We will not sell our best player when we are not in a position to replace him. Ed W will never let that happen.

    He will prefer some negative comments from Raiola compared to the shitstorm he will get from the supporters if he sells.
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Listening to talksport. It’s quite funny. They are really trying to promote this sale. It’s not going to happen.
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    Volumiza Full Member

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    This. Pogba knows exactly the effect his words have and says them anyway. Says all I need to know about him.

    I’m really looking forward to another season of his rubbish. Yes he can be a wonderful player capable of producing some great football but honestly the sooner we get a replacement with a better attitude the better for everyone. Let him be someone else’s problem.
  34. Aug 13, 2019

    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    I still reckon if we have a good early few months this season he'll do a U-Turn and sign a bumper contract.
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    dev1l Full Member

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    ....and then joins Madrid or Juventus in summer..
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    if he did sign a new contract he'd cost them 200m+, and no way would the club sell when they've tied down their best asset for another five years.
  37. Aug 13, 2019

    RedDevilUnited369 New Member

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    It's funny how late the British media is with this...
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    LiquidSnake Full Member

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    Absolutely.

    It also helps that Pogba is professional on the pitch. In a way, it's quite great as the whole drama isn't affecting the structure of the club, the board, fans, teammates etc... to the point of Neymar at Paris... In a other way, doublespeak is always a sneaky thing to do and not that great.

    Anyway, let's see how the season plays out and what Pogba will stand for next summer. If Zidane is still the manager (so he did have a good season and RM doesn't look like a dumpster), I can't see him not getting his marquee signing.
  39. Aug 13, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Still trying to rock the boat and make the fans hate him. I've never known the media to hate a player so much it's absolutely bizarre.

    I think they know deep down he's the key to everything good United play, so if they can upset him they ruin our chances. feck em.
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    Lentwood Full Member

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    Pogba is like a fish up a tree in this United team. We don't get the best out of him and in turn, he isn't really the player we need right now

    Undoubtedly a world-class player in the right system, I just cant help but feel that if we could get £130m-£150m, plus the Lukaku money (£75m), plus whatever is in the kitty for next Summer anyway, we could buy 4 top, top players in the positions we are badly lacking and have a real crack at top 2/3