21 Feb 2019 10:24:15
If we sell pogba we must get a replacement,

Who would you replace pogba with realistically?

Feel like something is going on in the back ground we have hardly spent any money and I'm not sure we will strengthen this summer.

1.) 21 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019 11:09:42
Saul Niguez.

2.) 21 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019 11:18:43
I think we are just going to have to wait till the summer to see what happens. No point worrying about something which is out of our control and is not happening right now. Let’s just enjoy what is unfolding in front of our eyes because we are finally seeing the Paul pogba that we paid 89m quid for.

I would hate for him to leave. But if there is the possibility that we will sign a few quality players in key positions (cb, rw, cm) then the loss can to mitigated. Everything positive at the moment is going through pogba. We have seen that when he is marked out the game we struggle. If we want to get to the next level we cannot be over reliant on one man.

Now this may be the case if the Ewing theory. This is the theory that a team may lose their best/ most influential player but actually improve as a unit or team. Take Liverpool with coutinho for example. Everything good went through him. Everyone thought when they lost him they would get worse. But if anything they got better. Other players started to flourish and come into their own. The team became better. Ruud is another player. He was maybe the best finisher I have seen for the club. I was devastated when we lost him. But losing him was the best thing that happened because we became a better team. Ronaldo and Rooney stepped out of his shadow and became almost unplayable at times.

I’m not saying this will happen with pogba. I must reiterate I categorically do not want him to leave. But if we lost him and signed say Saul, Sancho and koulibaly then we may just see a more rounded and cohesive team. Just a thought.

To answer your question Big V I think we would need two players to replace pogba. I would sign ndombele and Saul. Although the later will be very expensive and the former is chased by many top teams. But those two with Herrera and matic would be some options. And you hope Fred will prove himself.

3.) 21 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019 12:35:12
If we are looking for a replacement I wouldn't look much beyond NDembele, his runs from deep are similar, although he isn't as effective in the final third yet he is far better at defending and works harder off the ball.

However, we would still need more creativity and I would look towards a deeplying playmaker to pick up the creative slack.