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Liverpool v Bayern Munich - A Liverpool Perspective

21 Feb 2019 09:26:13
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Review Of The Day 21st February 2019

21 Feb 2019 07:29:02
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20 Feb 2019 23:10:36
Ed 02. You have told us Pogba wants to leave. Do you have any information about Fred. Is he one of the players the club would like to move. If so that would leave us pretty short of midfield options.

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{Ed002's Note - No.}

21 Feb 2019 08:27:30
Pogba is going nowhere. He hated Mourinho and now has his mojo back. I am good friends with John Cofie who is one of Pogba’s best mates and this has come from him.

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20 Feb 2019 17:01:20
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20 Feb 2019 12:34:39
I see the Pogba debate has opened up again. Funny how scoring a few goals changes things. Three months ago most people wouldn't have been bothered if Pogba was sold, some would have even been happy.

It's a tricky one as in this form you would be loathed to lose him. He has become the difference maker that his talent always suggested he could be.

But if he wants out then it is hard to keep him. I understand the view that we need major "retooling" this summer and adding a Pogba replacement to that list makes life harder.

Some might even suggest asking him to stay one more year like we did with Ronaldo.

I don't think that would be a good idea in this situation. Ronaldo has always been a hard worker and he clearly has the utmost respect for Sir Alex so we could ask him to stay one more year and be sure he would give just as much.

Pogba on the other hand has shown that when he isn't happy he cannot produce his best form.

The other issue is we are starting a rebuild this summer, with a new manager whoever that ends up being, and a new direction, hopefully with a DoF in place by then as well.

Pogba needs the team to be built around him to get the best out of him. Therefore, it makes no sense starting to build a team around a player who will be leaving in a year's time.

Keeping him beyond this summer means building a team around a player who will be leaving or not doing so and therefore not get the best out of Pogba which means keeping a potentially disruptive player who won't be able to play at his best and bring down his value while paying him huge wages.

I see no situation in which keeping him this summer while he wants to leave as being a benefit to the club.

Let him go, trying a get the best deal possible, rebuild and move on.

Liverpool sold their best player in Coutinho and have expertly moved on. So it can be done.

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20 Feb 2019 13:19:14
I don't think the team needs to be built around pogba, we just need to buy a higher quality of player. We have one of those top quality players in pogba and it wouldn't be wise to actively look to sell him.

For example if we buy a top quality centre half and pogba stays another season then leaves, that centre half doesn't suddenly become a pointless signing because pogba is not there. Same for the right wing, central midfield and full back, these are positions we need to improve regardless is pogba stays or not.

If he wants to leave then fair enough, a club will have to pay a huge sum of money to get him as we did in 2016 to secure his services. I don't see many clubs paying that for a central midfielder who is still, rightly or wrongly, perceived to be ill disciplined and doesn't work hard enough.

My prediction is that by circumstance (because no one wants to pay the money for him) pogba stays at united and signs a new contract with a pay rise.

Reality is simply we need more signings like pogba and less like fred. Most of our signings have been freds which is why we are way behind city, psg etc.

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20 Feb 2019 13:38:30
DSG, to a point your right that signing a top class CB shouldn't be affected by Pogba.

However, with Matic on his last legs, and Pogba and Herrera being the only other quality options in midfield we are severely lacking in strength and depth in the heart of our team. Who we buy in those positions will directly be effected by whether Pogba stays or goes. Signing 1 or 2 midfiders to work with Pogba or signing them to replace him would mean vastly different kinds of midfielder being signed.

Plus as I have pointed out Pogba only plays well when happy. If he is denied his move this summer then we could see the Pogba of last season or from the first half of this season. Then hindering the progression of our midfield for Pogba would seem a stupid decision.

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20 Feb 2019 14:14:49
Agreed shappy. Let him go.

Plus, we can't just forget what we've seen from him in the last 12 month's.

It's great to see him enjoy himself and play so well but like ed002 has said, he wants out.

Funny that as I was led to believe by many 'experts' and various posters on here that Jose was the problem and reason he wants out.

If he still is looking for a way out now, was Jose the real problem or just a scape goat?

What happens if he is kept and starts to affect the dressing room with his bad mood. He seems to be incredibly influential.

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20 Feb 2019 14:28:42
I don’t think many teams can afford him and I expect him to stay. And if he does go to Juve then I hope we ask for Dybala in return - would be ideal at the top of the midfield diamond behind two strikers.

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20 Feb 2019 14:29:32
Shaps
Come on, you said before xmass pogba was a virus and needed sold . Now he is playing well you are just coming from it at a different angle.
Only plays well if he is happy? Lot of players like that . But have tactics etc got nothing to do with it . It seems to me a lot of our players seem to be playing well as does the team with a diffetent system .

I also don't think the team needs to be built around pogba . Pogba has a role within a system if we sell him we just buy a different player to carry out thd same role . Also there is no guarantee the new signing plays well, settles at united etc .
We wil see in the summer but i will be surprised if he leaves .

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20 Feb 2019 14:46:34
Jred, where am I saying any different? I said before Christmas he needed to be sold and I'm saying the same thing now. That seems like consistency to me.

Also where is the evidence against the idea that he needs to be happy to play well?

Yes the system has changed, and it has been built around him. That makes him happy and gives him the platform to play well.

Personally I don't think teams do too well on the whole when they are built around a specific player. Totti at Roma and Gerrard at Liverpool are examples of teams suffering due to them being built around an individual. The only side that it has worked for is Real Madrid with Ronaldo, yet this only really worked in the UCL and fell flat in the league.

When you build a side around one player your team is at the mercy of that players form. Bad day for him bad day for the team. Then what do you do when he's injured or suspended? Or as we saw against PSG when that player is marked out of the game?

Pogba has the talent to be one of the best players on the planet, yet he needs the team to be built around him because he fails to grasps simple concepts or he sees them as benieth him.

His best ever form has come in the last month or two, when Ole has played him in a free role and has had to get the rest of the team to adapt around that role.

You can't do that at the highest level of you want to challenge on multiple fronts.

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20 Feb 2019 17:30:48
It’s pretty simple, if he doesn’t want to be here then let’s all move on but let’s not take a Juve fringe player as part ex.

Ole seems to have built a great spirit and if PP doesn’t want to be part of that then I guess that’s his choice (or his agent’s) . Spirit, team ethos, commitment to the cause are all major influences and you can see Liverpool and City have that whilst Chelsea clearly do not, we need good players but we also need everyone completely committed. If he can’t get back in the team then I guess Lukaku will soon tire of being a sub and we may see a problem there.

I think Pogba is a very good player who is in rich form but over the last 3 years he has mostly been disappointing. If that was down to Jose then he now has a Manager who trusts him an is getting the best out of him. Only he knows his motivations for wanting to leave.

We’ve had a great run but we still need some surgery and if we lose a couple then possibly major surgery, we can only hope that we target the right players as we have wasted so much money in recent years.

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20 Feb 2019 18:17:16
I think it's definitely built to suit pogba.

We are too over reliant upon Herrera and matic to do the donkey work so that pogba can do his bit. That's not a team system. that's a system built for pogba.

That's okay if he wants to stay but he doesn't so he needs to be sold IMO.

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20 Feb 2019 18:45:51
Pogba will do what he wants to do. Playing well he is an asset to the team playing poorly and not trying will make him a hindrance.
If he wants to leave that's his choice but keeping him against his will could mean a repeat of what we saw this season early on.
Ed and the permenant coach need to sit with him and have a very straight conversation and get it sorted early one way or the other.
It won't be the end of the world either way.
If he stays and is committed 100% then great if he stays and is not then that's when the problems will start.

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20 Feb 2019 21:23:08
This is madness, Pogba has been fundamental to the way we've been playing recently. Ole has set the team up around him and he's delivered. He's been nothing short of magnificent, goals, assist, power, creativity, please don't underestimate just how good he's been.

If we were to appoint Ole in the summer and sell Pogba we're simply setting him up to fail. Game changers like Pogba are hard to replace. He's become our talisman under Ole, a real leader, he's making the difference and we need to keep him certainly whilst the likes of Martial and Rashford continue to develop, mature and become more consistent.

Pogba looks happy to me, he's been given the platform to play, the team is being built around him in order to get the best out of him. I've seen enough now to suggest that we're on the verge of something pretty special if we just keep our nerve. Ole is playing the type of football that is perfectly suited to most of the players in our squad. In Pogba, Rashford, Martial and Lingard our future is bright. In the coming years I truly believe they can become a formidable attacking quartet capable of bringing the top honours back to the Club.

I simply cannot foresee a scenario where Pogba is sold this summer especially if Ole is appointed as manager. He's still under contract until 2021 with the option of another year. Whether he wants to leave is open to conjecture but I don't see him trying to force his way out. I believe he'll be here beyond the summer and the Club will try to negotiate a new contract. If no agreement can be reached and he wants to more then summer 2020 looks much more likely to me.

With some sensible recruitment in the summer I see no reason why we shouldn't be able to challenge on all fronts next year. If the team is built around him, he continues to play, we are challenging at the top and the Club offer him a handsome contract I wouldn't wave him off just yet!

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20 Feb 2019 21:42:27
DLIB have you been away when ed002 has been posting.

Pogba clearly wants to leave. Nobody is doubting how fantastically well pogbas been recently but he wants out? You happy to keep a player that clearly wants out, cause I'm not. If you don't want to be at united then on your bike.

As a supporter I only want players who are 100 percent invested and committed.

Yes pogbas been great recently but the previous 2 years, yes 2 years, he has been pretty underwhelming.

Now it's a given he wants to leave. So the only madness I'm seeing is your post above.

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20 Feb 2019 22:14:56
You guys here are a joke. When I read some comments, I get embarrassed.

I can't believe all this nonsense.

When Pogba supposedly "downed" tools, everyone was on his case (including me) . The only difference is that I called a spade - blamed the manager and all the players. Now people are acting like Pogba was the only underperforming player in the last two years forgetting that De Gea is the only player that can hold his head high within that period - this includes the management team.



Now there's a turnaround by the new manager, his staff and the entire team.

But of course, a few players are still average and yet to fully channel out their true qualities (Eg Shaw, Mata, Young and Fred - though he's still new) and some are very poor Eg Sanchez but I'm not getting a wiff of that from you guys.


But of course, the scapegoat has to take all the beatings doesn't he? Even though he has been the catalyst to our resurgence.

Some of you guys will always find a reason to bash Pogba. You hate that he's playing well, succeeding, celebrating like he does, the dance and all at your "darling club" don't you? Many wish he would be playing badly so as to find reason to attack him.


Sanchez? No problems, Shaw? I didn't notice, Matic? Nah. But pogba
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And to those who said Ed002 said Pogba wanted to leave, I hope you can remember he also said Pogba was OFFERED AROUND! How on earth can you try to sell a player and expect him to want to stay? Keeping in mind that you didn't sell him because you couldn't get buyers.

Even Messi will try to leave Barcelona if they tried to ship him out like an expired vegetable.


I hate the toxicity here that's why I try to stay away for a while. I can't for the love of me understand why people cannot enjoy a good thing while it lasts but always have negative thoughts or keep speculating with wanton negativity.


It's disappointing and annoying.

It is a disgrace.

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20 Feb 2019 22:41:10
Angel - Firstly I'm not convinced Pogba wants to leave and there are a lot of factors to consider. Whilst he remains under contact the Club hold all the aces certainly in the short term anyway.

A lot can change in football, players can change their minds, re consider their options. If he's playing well, the team is built around him and they offer him a bumper new contract why can't he stay?!

We were told Martial was adamant he wanted out yet he's signed a new contract?! Nothing is certain.

I'm only offering my opinion. I just don't think he'll leave in the summer. The fact he's had a brilliant World Cup, his current form, combined with his age and contact situation I just don't see any team being capable or even willing to meet his valuation.

Like I said I'd like us to appoint Ole, build our team around Pogba and work on negotiating him a new contract over the next 12 months. I don't think it's a forgone conclusion that he wants out and I'm excited to see what we are capable of in the coming years with an attacking quartet of Pogba, Martial, Rashford and Lingard combined with some intelligent recruitment. In my opinion Pogba remains crucial in moving the Club forward over the next few years along with the likes of De Gea, Rashford and Martial.

I've heard the debate around him not being committed or choosing when he wants to play but I simply don't buy it. We're talking about an elite professional sportsman, a proven winner. I doubt the man likes losing a game of snap never mind a game of football. I don't buy the idea that the player will just down tools and give up if he doesn't get a move. That's insulting disrespectful and not based on fact. People forget that even under Mourinho he was still our most important player. The atmosphere under Mourinho had turned toxic. Nobody was playing well. He didn't seem to understand his role and he certainly wasn't played in a system designed to his strengths. I don't see anyone criticising Kante for his apparent lack of form at Chelsea. Nobody can believe that the best defensive midfielder in the world is being asked to perform a more creative role he's not accustomed. Didn't similar happen to Pogba under Mourinho. Can anybody tell me what his role was under Mourinho because we all know it under Ole. It's madness!

In 12 games under Ole Pogba has scored 9 goals and provided 6 assists. This is from a midfielder. If this form is replicated over a season then for the first time since Ronaldo we have a genuine world class performer on our hands. If Martial and Rashford continue to improve as well we'll have some team! Of course that just my opinion! Time will be the judge when all's said and done pal.

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20 Feb 2019 23:03:10
Yaz. Who is that rant aimed at?
The vast majority would want pogna to stay and continue playing well.
But posters are making a valid comment that if he wants to leave and played like he did in the late part of last season and early this, and that if he isn't committed then it would be a risk to make him stay against his wishes.
He looks to be enjoying himself maybe he will change his mind but if he wants to leave are you suggesting that we make him stay and have a potential split dressing room again. ?
That rarely works imo.
As i said he needs to be honest and declare his intentions and wishes to the coach and board at the end of the season.
I hope he stays if he is 100% committed but if he is not then there is no point in him being here wishing and playing like he wants to be somewhere else.
Do you think that's unreasonable.

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20 Feb 2019 23:11:07
Dilb i agree with a lot of that. For me the issue is simple if he wants to stay and imo he should want to stay then its simple.
But if he really wants to leave and expresses a strong desire to do so then we have a problem to confront.
Lots of players have wanted to leave and been talked around in the past. I think at his best he is worth trying to talk around money usually works. I believe he wants to win the big trophies if we do build on the bones of a strong team then he can achieve that here.

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20 Feb 2019 23:56:45
Yaz,

That’s the best rant on here for ages, I’ve literally no idea what your point is or if it makes any sense but it gave me a laugh.

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21 Feb 2019 00:44:54
Ken - I fully agree pal and if Pogba is adamant he wants to move then we have a decision to make but I wouldn't let him go without a fight!

All I'm saying is I don't believe it's as black and white as that. We get too wrapped up around comments like "Players wanting to play for the Club". We're talking about professional sportsmen. They are not fans and we should remember that. Many factors come into the equation. I certainly believe that Pogba respects Utd and if Ole gets the job, the team is built around his strengths and he's offered a big new contract he could be persuaded to stay!

For some reason many of our fans remain deeply suspicious of Pogba. They think he's flakey and chooses when he wants to play. I don't agree with this. I think he's a winner, a leader, I think he's a brilliant player and consummate professional. I also think it comes from fans not really understanding what type of player he is.

People have their own expectations about what midfielders should do and Pogba doesn't fit that mould. I think Ole understands that and knows what he's capable of. Yes he needs runners and defensive cover at times but I still think he works hard and is also capable of filling in defensively when required. If we've got a player capable of scoring 15-20 goals from midfield and providing a similar number of assists then we've got a real talent on our hands. How many midfielders in world football can score that type of headed goal he scored against Chelsea?

Sometimes players deserve to have teams built around them and I think Pogba is that type of player. Certainly at Utd anyway. 9 goals in 12 games from midfield justifies that assertion. He can be the leader of our young and exciting new attack. Fergi made allowances for the likes of Cantona and Ronaldo and he reaped the rewards.

The boy is box office, he's a special talent and he's now showing us all exactly what he's capable of. He's definitely worth fighting for in my opinion.

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21 Feb 2019 05:01:10
Agree with DLIB.

Yesterday I said that first time a United manager is playing to Pogba's strength.
The whole team is reaping the rewards of it.

He has some unique qualities. Physically he is well built and can help out in both boxes in set piece situations. None of our current midfielders (Herrera, Matic, Fred, Andreas, Mctominay) can play those defense splitting pass to forwards which are capable of winning matches.

When whole team understands each others roles in this current style, we will be a real threat. The pressing and intensity will go a step above next season when players adapt to this style.
And Pogba is fundamental to the counter attacking style.
He can initiate those attacks with his pin point passes.

Hopefully, he can see the progress our team is making on the pitch and stays for the long term.
A top class Centre back, right back and an elite right sided forward would push us up with the best teams in the world.

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20 Feb 2019 09:27:03
Hey ed002

I know you say pogba wants to leave, but could it be a tactic for a massive contract?

With him choosing to return to utd surely there must be promises not kept as the reason he wants to leave especially now he is playing regularly.

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{Ed002's Note - No.}

20 Feb 2019 12:15:02
Pogba wants to leave because he prefers the European lifestyle, and because he wants to be in with a genuine chance of winning the biggest honours.

We are 2-3 years away from truly challenging for the UCL, and that's if we hire the right manager, and we make the right signings. A lot of if and maybes. Pogba turns 26 this year. Will he want to be 29 before he has a genuine chance of winning the UCL? Probably not.

If he wants to go then we probably have to let him leave. We have seen with Mourinho that Pogba can be a disruptive influence of he is unhappy.

The club should facilitate him moving on and try and get the best deal for the club.

Looking at a replacement, for me there are two obvious choices in the EPL, Dr Bruyne and Eriksen. Obviously one will not be attainable, so if Pogba was to leave I would go all out to sign Eriksen.

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20 Feb 2019 13:19:28
For the right price he can leave. Why not? Its alright doing it against Brighton but he didn't do it against PSG.

Out of the 3 in midfield he doesn't do a lot at all. On the highlights though he looks a world beater, during the full 90 he shows up once or twice a game.

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20 Feb 2019 13:45:59
I agree about eriksen shappy. Wonderful player. And I disagree FZZ that’s rubbish. We’ve seen pogba can be ill disciplined and poor defensively. But that’s not what he’s in the team to do. Whether people like it or not he’s not going to be follow orders the way Herrera does or always perform his defensive duties. That’s what matic and Herrera are there for. But what he will do is he will produce moments of magic that very few players in the world can do. His qualities in the box and creatively are immense. The way he arrived in the box for the header against Chelsea is the Paul pogba I want to see. Yes some people have issues with his overall role but if he’s doing the business assists and goals wise I don’t actually care about the rest. many May disagree but I am more than happy to watch him doing what he does best.

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20 Feb 2019 14:16:48
Pogba wants to leave because he never wanted to be here in the 1st place. It was almost forced upon him due to the incredible financial gain.

I believe we are only a couple of players away from being title challengers next season.

I doubt he is thinking about 2-3 years away. He never wanted to be back at the club in the first instance.

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20 Feb 2019 14:51:24
Park, the problem with giving Pogba that freedom is it unbalances the side. And against the very best we will come unstuck doing that. As seen against PSG. You can give players that sort of freedom, but you can't give players who play in that position that sort of freedom. If your in midfield you will have to defend, chase back, and do the dirty work from time to time. Free roles like that can only be afforded to players playing further up field where there lack of defensive fight doesn't leave a massive whole in the middle of the team.

That is what will hold Pogba back ultimately from fulfilling his potential.

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21 Feb 2019 05:07:26
Shappy. I think the team will adapt to different tactics next season against the top teams.

Ole in his few months has had success with his split striker approach.
His tactics failed only against PSG. Hopefully it would have been an eye opener for Ole and the coaching staff.

Signing a Centre back of the ilk of Koulibaly will ease more pressure. He is capable of playing good passes out from the back. (Remember Bonucci playing inch perfect diagonal balls to Ronaldo in the CL? )
That's the type of players we must target.

Therefore the whole team including Pogba will benefit from the right recruitment.

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20 Feb 2019 08:21:21
So, it's Drogie here from the Liverpool Rumours site.
What's your thoughts on Sunday?

I think it's a good time to play us, we always look a bit disjointed when we come back from a training camp abroad - and not played for a while. I was at the Bayern game last night and that certainly seemed to be the case again IMO.

I work with a few red mancs over in Hilton Street ( Manchester ) But can never get a balanced view from them when it comes to our encounters. All pages have some good posters so it's interesting to hear your view points.

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20 Feb 2019 10:06:28
Drogie- not just a "through tinted glasses" view but I think we will win on Sunday. I reckon the progress we have made, the style we now play and the confidence will see us winning 2-1. You aren't firing as well as early on and have had a few injuries at the back which tbh shows the vulnerability of your defense (Strength in depth) Will be a good game I reckon but not necessarily a classic as both obviously don't want to lose with yous probably more at risk of losing out in the title race.

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20 Feb 2019 10:12:52
Form always goes out the window drogie when it comes to massive games like this. I think we are full of confidence whilst you look a bit disjointed as you said. But it shows how far you guys have come when your disappointed at drawing with Bayern Munich. I’m not sure what it is this season but you are not as free flowing as last season. Definetly more solid but something lacking going forward.

I would be far more confident if martial and lingard were fit. Yes we were fantastic the other night against Chelsea but Liverpool are a different kettle of fish. I just hope it’s a free flowing attacking game because the last few have been a bit dire. I’m going for a united 2-1 win but I wouldn’t be surprised if we drew.

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20 Feb 2019 10:49:51
No result would surprise me this weekend but that shows how far we have come as nothing other than a heavy defeat would have surprised me before Ole (BOGS as i like to call it) .

Sacrificing the cups was meant to be a way of concentrating on the league but it seems to have just created huge gaps between fixtures which make it impossible to get any momentum going. 3 wins in your last 8 games is not title winning form and I feel you need to win on Sunday to have any chance of winning the title, hopefully this plays into our hands and we pick you off, but as mentioned earlier, no result would surprise me and without Lingard and Martial we certainly have our work cut out, we look better away from home at the moment in my opinion.

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20 Feb 2019 12:06:39
I cannot be 100% objective. Any points we take from you is a win for me. I think we will win 2-0 but more scrappy than the Cheslea game.

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20 Feb 2019 12:20:31
Dougie, it's always hard to call the United/ Liverpool games. They are a derby game and as such form goes out the window.

On one side we are at home and on a good run of form, while Liverpool could be set to wobble. However, Liverpool are above us in the league and have two years of good form behind them. So it is too close to call. We will know more after the first 15-20 minutes on Sunday as to who has turned up and who is wobbling.

What I can say is I haven't been happier or more confident heading into the game for about 6 years.

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20 Feb 2019 13:20:00
We beat Chelsea played OK in parts, sat back in the second half, matic did well but it was heart 8n mouth stuff when he was on a yellow, we must forget that city trashed them, and to be honest Liverpool are up there with them, I would be happy with a draw, but being honest I wouldn't be on us to win this one.

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20 Feb 2019 19:03:48
Drogie, i think Liverpool played quite well against bayern totally controlled the 2nd half but the final ball or finishing was poor.
Mane is in fine form and him and robertson cause all teams problems.
From a united point of view i agree with shappy jessie is a very big miss for us and martial can win a game with a piece of brilliance so a big loss.
It means we can't set up in our preferred formation.
Both teams need the 3 points if we win the title is out of your own hands and i predict it will be a slippery slope for you from then on and city will go on to win the league. I think if we win it will consolidate our 4th position and give us that 1 point advantage over arsenal and chelsea.
If Liverpool win it could well be the fillip they need to win the title and it will but us back into a chasing position.
All to play for i think we will win 8 nil.
I can only be objective for so long😂.

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21 Feb 2019 05:33:04
I worry about the Liverpool's attack to be honest.
If they target Young and Smalling we could be in trouble.
But we have confidence and momentum going into the game.
A win would be absolutely massive.

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20 Feb 2019 07:48:15
Ole has given you the man utd you know back with attacking good football, I also thought the Utd fans were outstanding last night with the singing and jigging even the raver was tapping his foot to the Utd songs.

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20 Feb 2019 14:18:11
High praise coming from you raver!

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Review Of The Day 20th February 2019

20 Feb 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 20th February 2019

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20 Feb 2019 09:40:06
Thanks for the article Ed.

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

20 Feb 2019 12:18:56
Yes, Neymar Jr is an article all right 😂.

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19 Feb 2019 21:04:08
Hi ed002. I note you say pogba still wants out.
There can be only a handful of clubs who could afford to finance a deal like that.

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{Ed002's Note - Right.}

19 Feb 2019 21:33:08
I think you said both the spanish clubs are less interested now.
So does that leave juve as his best and preferred option ed?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

19 Feb 2019 21:43:18
Ed I might be way off and know it doesn't happen often, but are juve looking to involve another playerin the deal if it happens.

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{Ed002's Note - Yes they will do.}

19 Feb 2019 22:15:56
Probably unrelated and reading too much into it, but is Pogba the only player to not wear a suit to away games?

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19 Feb 2019 21:59:13
Do you know if united have any targets in mind to replace him if pogba were to go ed or is that still a little unclear until we appoint a new permenant coach.
Also with the numbers being so big do you think that we will have to change the policy on player part exchange in order to get a deal done?
Cheers.

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{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez would be a target. Manchester United has an interest in a Juve player so it is possible.}

19 Feb 2019 22:33:42
Shame to hear that about pogba tbh. I would have hoped he would have wanted to stay. The Juve player isn’t Douglas Costa is it ed?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes it is.}

19 Feb 2019 22:41:18
Are united reluctant or willing sellers ed?
I know you said before that the club were looking to sell him is that still the case or do they hope to retain him now?
Saul is a very good player i'd rather that they both played for united.

Whats your view ed on OGS. He has obviously surpassed all expectations and appears now to be the favourite for the job? Are you surprised with the results achieved?

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{Ed002's Note - MU would like him to stay but he wants out. I am not surprised at the results as the club deliberately made the change when there was a comparatively easy run of games.}

19 Feb 2019 22:42:50
Thanks ed. I like costa but would never in a million years swap him for pogba. But then I’m not in charge of running the club. If Saul did come in I think that would be the best possible replacement for pogba. Eriksen is another. Either way I can’t think of many that would improve on pogba when he’s playing the way he currently is.

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20 Feb 2019 05:19:55
If Pogba really wants out, we need to replace him with Saul Niguez.
Douglas Costa will be a good option for Right Wing.
Maybe selling Pogba can sort out 2 positions.

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20 Feb 2019 06:40:31
Selling pogba next season would be the stupidest possible thing we could do. We need a cb, a rw, a mf to backup or replace matic, a rb and that's without including the fact that we need to get rid and replacing atleast 1 of sanchez or lukuku.

if we sell pogba the new manager whether OGS or Poch will have a disastrous season given he is our only creative player who can come up with the goods from mf. Saul is a decent player and i would like us to sign him regardless of whether pogba is sold or not as he alongside pogba and hererra would be fantastic but as a pogba replacement he would be a mediocre signing.

Douglas costa is another that would be an expensive failure, first thing we need to do is get idiot ed away from transfers, his galactico signings like sanchez, lukaku and adm have done enough damage to us.

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20 Feb 2019 06:50:18
I said elsewhere on here that the club should be looking at Jadon Sancho (if he is interested in coming) but wondered if someone was whispering “bargain” in Ed Woodward’s ear about Douglas Costa. We do seem to have not bought the best or the best potential in most cases for a while. Personally I wouldn’t look at Costa and would look at young high potential young talent like Sancho or Hudson Odoi for our right side but who is making the recruitment decisions?

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20 Feb 2019 07:21:52
Costa isn't good enough and doesn't offset much of the value of pogba.

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20 Feb 2019 08:12:34
Ed02, if Pogba does leave is it to a European club or could another English club be an option?

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{Ed002's Note - An English side was approached in the summer and they were not interested so I would think it unlikely.}

20 Feb 2019 10:03:52
With Bayern’s two aging winger (Robben and Ribery) if Costa was any good as a winger they would have kept him instead of letting him go to Juve. Surely.

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{Ed001's Note - it is attitude rather than ability that saw him leave. He was fed up with those two being in the team ahead of him and wanted out and wasn't prepared to listen when told that things would change.}

20 Feb 2019 10:45:56
Redman
Costa wouldn't be a replacement for pogba, ed has said we would look at saul . And he will cost a packet .
I will be very surprised if pogba leaves in the summer.

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20 Feb 2019 12:33:57
If the reason for Pogba's discontent was Mourinho and with the latter now gone . .
Might his upsurge in form indicate a change of mind is possible? Or does he just love life in Turin? If so, why did he leave? Much more money allied to he knew the place?

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