Pogba Future

Would you accept Dybala and Sandro for Pogba?


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Andycoleno9

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I know that i am in minority regarding this and i agree that Man Utd is bigger than any player but i want him to stay despite his desire to leave. I hope that huge contract will convince him to stay.
Pogba is just an unique midfielder. He has literally everything. World class player who will show that on the pitch if/when he resolves his future in his head. With new contract he will know that he is staying here and he will be 100% focused on football. Then we will see true Pogba.

De gea
AWB, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw
Fred, Pogba, Bruno
Rashford, Martial, new right winger.
Subs- McT, Greenwood, Matic, Williams, Bailly, James, Ighalo...

Call me deluded but that squad can challenge for PL next year.
 

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I know that i am in minority regarding this and i agree that Man Utd is bigger than any player but i want him to stay despite his desire to leave. I hope that huge contract will convince him to stay.
Pogba is just an unique midfielder. He has literally everything. World class player who will show that on the pitch if/when he resolves his future in his head. With new contract he will know that he is staying here and he will be 100% focused on football. Then we will see true Pogba.

De gea
AWB, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw
Fred, Pogba, Bruno
Rashford, Martial, new right winger.
Subs- McT, Greenwood, Matic, Williams, Bailly, James, Ighalo...

Call me deluded but that squad can challenge for PL next year.
Totally agree with you. Add Sancho in as that new right winger and the starting 11 competes with any in the league.

Pogba is unique, frustratingly so for some at times, that said in this more balanced and talented squad is where we will see the best of him, I’m certain of it.
 

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I remember the day when POgba joined us. I genuinely thought... wow we finally have it. A super talented young player, in his prime, to bring the club out of this rut. He's had some fine displays... some wonderful moments. But can anyone honestly put their hands up and say, "My life as a United fan cannot be complete without a Pogba jersey!" ?

Pogba has been good for us as a player. Very good at times. But he was supposed to be great. When the shit hits the fan, he was to be our beacon. Our modern day Robbo. Our action man to stop the mighty rivals in the North. Now I understand he's seen turbulence in his time here. Life soured under Mourinho. Yet... for a player to wear our colours, our talisman no less... to come out and openly say in an interview that it may be time to move on... was soul crushing.

Add to that the demon that is Raiola in his ear and corrupting his thoughts. His lack of responsibility in the club's image and honour... I will have absolutely no regrets if he left our club and went on to win the Balon D'or elsewhere. Why? Pogba is not the man for a recovering club. A club struggling to come out of a funk. He is not Cantona, not Gerrard, not Totti... the list is endless.

For those reasons, he will be forgotten in the anals of Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes in FIVE games has shown that inspiring those around you is for the chosen few.

Passing: Pogba > Bruno
Dribbling: Pogba > Bruno
Heading: Pogba > Bruno
Physicality: Pogba > Bruno
Leadership: Bruno > Pogba
Mentality: Bruno > Pogba


For a club desperate for direction, the final two qualities alone can make such a difference. It makes those around you better. It gets the fans humming again. It makes you believe again. You will never see Bruno le sulk. You will never see him whining on the pitch. He will go and bark orders and ensure the team get in line.
Bruno has talent equivalent to that of an above average player.... but when you mix in the mentality, he becomes elite. He is the answer. Pogba? Belongs in Madrid, Barca, PSG... go be their luxury.
Couple of points.....firstly, and Robson is my ultimate hero, with him we won a few cups and were mediocre in the league for a decade. Regardless of how good he was. Along with the likes of Mcgrath, Moran, Whiteside, Stapleton, strachan, Olsen, Moses, Hughes.....he didn’t have a mediocre team to play with like Pogba has. Robson was a very different type of player to Pogba. Your expectations of Pogba were never going to be fulfilled expecting a Robson type player.
Secondly Cantona was transformative but he didn’t come into a team that were broken, he was the missing piece of the jigsaw of a team that already had all the other parts.

Thirdly...Bruno is far from average in terms of talent. I don’t think he’s far behind Pogba. He is a different character but also he’s come into a more complete team than Pogba did, had we signed Bruno when we signed Pogba I don’t think he’d have had the impact he’s had in his very short spell to date. Football is a team game.
 

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Couple of points.....firstly, and Robson is my ultimate hero, with him we won a few cups and were mediocre in the league for a decade. Regardless of how good he was. Along with the likes of Mcgrath, Moran, Whiteside, Stapleton, strachan, Olsen, Moses, Hughes.....he didn’t have a mediocre team to play with like Pogba has. Robson was a very different type of player to Pogba. Your expectations of Pogba were never going to be fulfilled expecting a Robson type player.
Secondly Cantona was transformative but he didn’t come into a team that were broken, he was the missing piece of the jigsaw of a team that already had all the other parts.

Thirdly...Bruno is far from average in terms of talent. I don’t think he’s far behind Pogba. He is a different character but also he’s come into a more complete team than Pogba did, had we signed Bruno when we signed Pogba I don’t think he’d have had the impact he’s had in his very short spell to date. Football is a team game.
Top post. If Pogba was brought in the the current team with Rashford on fire, the defense more or less settled, a functioning midfield and a couple more acquisitions on the way people would have formed a very different impression of him. Being a good player in a terrible team didn't do him any favors and the expectations would have been impossible to make true regardless of talent; not even Messi can make Argentina fire the way Barcelona was.
 

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If no club could afford him before the pandemic then they certainly can't now

Watch him leave on a free like he did 10 years ago or whenever it was
 

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I can see him staying indefinitely now. Even after all this who will be able to pay what we're asking? Or his wages? If Juve are imposing a cap it shows they are low on funds and it could take a while before we see a full recovery for these clubs. We're in a very strong financial position and I think that regardless of Pogba's posturing, he'll stay here as we will be able to offer him much better financial terms than other teams even in a year or two.

My stance is that I would love him to stay but only if he signs the contract. If it's a case of stay for a year with more constant speculation about Madrid or Juve then no - not stoked with that. I think he'll sign a new contract this summer. Just my feeling.
 

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If no club could afford him before the pandemic then they certainly can't now

Watch him leave on a free like he did 10 years ago or whenever it was
Or he’ll sign an extension if he feels the club is moving in the right direction (i.e. buying Sancho)
 

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Juventus are set to become the first club to install a hard salary cap in response to the pandemic,got a real hard time believing they'll sign up to take on Pogba's wages under those circumstances...
 

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Players already on mega salaries must stick with that old phrase "better the (Red) devil you know" - there's no club out there that will match or better his current deal for a player that hasn't played for over 6 months !

My thought is he will run down his contract and chose the club he wants unless we get ourselves back into genuine premier league contention - however I still feel our owners should see this period as a great opportunity to stretch whatever transfer budget we'd planned this summer. Sancho and Bellingham in and remove 4/5 players off the books gives us the salary gap to fill.
 

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Players already on mega salaries must stick with that old phrase "better the (Red) devil you know" - there's no club out there that will match or better his current deal for a player that hasn't played for over 6 months !

My thought is he will run down his contract and chose the club he wants unless we get ourselves back into genuine premier league contention - however I still feel our owners should see this period as a great opportunity to stretch whatever transfer budget we'd planned this summer. Sancho and Bellingham in and remove 4/5 players off the books gives us the salary gap to fill.
Yeah, good post I, I agree.

I've been bleating on about the importance of United making the most of the current situation wherever we can. My plan if I were Ed would be to spend now and conserve/recoup funds later (if that's required.)

There are obvious benefits to United strengthening now when many clubs will be struggling to both spend on transfer fees and also commit to player wages. One of the benefits I'm hoping will be to demonstrate to players like Pogba that perhaps the grass ins't greener and with a stronger side he may renew.

I would put a decent renewal proposal under his nose now whilst the pandemic is ongoing, tell him that if he doesn't consider it now then it will only reduce from that point onward once we spend in the summer. He would have to consider it due to the fact other clubs will struggle with the higher wage commitments.

We need to get our house in order and tying down Pogba is important IMO.
 

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Seen a few rumors he's off to Juve. What's the latest on our mercurial Frenchman?
He definitely isn't. The Juve boss has already gone public saying they'd love him but can't afford him.
 

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Yeah, good post I, I agree.

I've been bleating on about the importance of United making the most of the current situation wherever we can. My plan if I were Ed would be to spend now and conserve/recoup funds later (if that's required.)

There are obvious benefits to United strengthening now when many clubs will be struggling to both spend on transfer fees and also commit to player wages. One of the benefits I'm hoping will be to demonstrate to players like Pogba that perhaps the grass ins't greener and with a stronger side he may renew.

I would put a decent renewal proposal under his nose now whilst the pandemic is ongoing, tell him that if he doesn't consider it now then it will only reduce from that point onward once we spend in the summer. He would have to consider it due to the fact other clubs will struggle with the higher wage commitments.

We need to get our house in order and tying down Pogba is important IMO.
Thanks - I also agree about the Pogba renewal but I wouldn't condone increasing the salary as he doesn't merit it on overall performance/injury etc. All we are going to get is player exchanges being offered and we should tell them to shove those deals up their asses !!
 

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Rumors mean nothing. So there's nothing to talk about. Pogba is a United player and naturally there's been lots of chat because we've been dire for a long time. Dire. But if we come back strong, then you create new motivation and new spirit. Ideally we need to tied him down but if we can't then we have to be smart. We were not smart with Ronaldo. United need to build on momentum and we have to make the most out of opportunism. Like Dortmund have. Ideally, we need to use our form as proof that we're moving in the right direction and if you bring in quality then you win over the players mind and agents such as his, has less to say.

Worst case scenaro, he leaves but I don't think in that scenario we would do well as we're not aggressive enough. We're not ambitious in that way. Unless you buy TOP quality, you would want to bring in TWO quality players so that rather then players being compared, what you have now is something greater by the sum of it's parts. But rumors are part of life and the media have no life.
 

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Thanks - I also agree about the Pogba renewal but I wouldn't condone increasing the salary as he doesn't merit it on overall performance/injury etc. All we are going to get is player exchanges being offered and we should tell them to shove those deals up their asses !!
Yeah I agree, renew on the same terms. If I'm Pogba in the current climate that has to be considered carefully because we don't know how long all this will last and the lasting affects on other clubs. Juve introducing a wage cap will hinder them going forward, their whole club model was to pay peanuts (or nothing) in transfer fees and offer very good wages, without that option going forward they won't secure the same calibre of player imo.