11 thoughts on “Move aside Cleverley, Pogba is here!

  1. “In essence, he was much like a younger version of The Ginger One. Albeit, rather darker, taller and less inclined to maiming people.” HAHA priceless man.

    Great read, I think Pogba can really become United’s new lynchpin, someone United have lacked – despite Fletcher’s most valiant efforts – since Keano left. That said, I don’t think he’ll displace Cleverley anytime soon though.

    Good article anyhow

  2. Indeed, he might no replace Cleverly any time soon, but what’s to say that he might not eventually play alongside him in the midfield? Now THAT’S a mouthwatering prospect if the kid ends up proving to be the goods – and if he does in fact stay with United.

  3. Actually I thought Pogba was very poor in the Carling Cup games. He just looked lost and kept giving the ball away. But that was about the time these stories surfaced about him wanting to leave so maybe his head wasn’t quite right then.

    But last Tuesday he looked fantastic. Hopefully that’s a sign that all is well between him and the boss and he doesn’t feel he needs to move to progress his career because he’s now getting chances at United.

  4. No doubt Pogba is a good player, but he has to adapt to our play and formation even more. Right now, he’s kind of a luxury player, and in the 20 minutes he played, he was put in front of two holding midfielders. He has to adapt his passing and positioning to more secure passing, getting into the midfield areas to help when the defence has the ball etc…

    We don’t need a player in his position with the way we play right now, but he can be an option when we have to mix things up.

    It’s all about maturing though, and I think Pogbas got the stuff to be in a central partnership, even more so than Cleverley. Cleverley fits a 4-5-1/4-3-3 system more.

    The youngsters has got an exiting time ahead at old trafford.

    In time, we might find

    De Gea/Amos
    Raphael – Smalling – Jones – Fabio
    Valencia – Cleverley – Pogba – Nani

    And we have more options as well. The problem with the midfield is a holding midfielder. With the new players, I actually can’t see Rooney fitting in the side! A good holding midfielder would replace his role.

  5. Cleverley, Pogba and Tunnicliffe are the future of midfield, these 3 and Chicharito will destroy the world. MANCHESTER UNITED 2012/13 – F: Chicharito, Welbeck, Rooney, Macheda, Berbatov, W Keane. MF/W: Giggs {1 more yr}, Cleverley, Pogba, Tunnicliffe, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Nani, Valencia, Young. DF/FB: Vidic, Ferdinand, Evans, Smalling, Jones, Evra, Rafael, Fabio, Fryers, M Keane. GK: De Gea, Amos, Lindegaard….NO signings and NO Kuszczak, Park or Owen and the icon that is Scholes will retire. The future is MANUTD. THANK YOU FERGIE, ANOTHER 5 YRS PLEASE

  6. @bp, I wouldn’t put Jones in CB, its arguably the weakest position that he covers, and it showed against Newcastle. If Rafael can play on the left, then I’d put Jones on the right and Rafael on the left, Smalling and Evans in the middle.

    Evans though seems a mystery to me. Either is exemplary, or he’s hopeless. He needs to find some consistency. IMO, he’s getting a lot of stick for not much wrong, same as de Gea. People who hate him should remember the treatment Darren Fletcher used to get back in the 90s

  7. Nice to read a really well written blog. Such a rarity. Looks like we’ll keep hold of pogba. He looked really good against Stoke. He seems to be able to do anything from playing as a no. 10 to holding in midfield and he has a wonderful first touch to go with that physique. Reminds me of Yaya Toure

  8. i think ferguson should reson very well while pogba should be on bench.i think it is the right time to start using the boy if not his lost will be a great mistake.considering his last game i think the boy is capable of entering the first eleven of manu.i don’t no the reson why we should buy middlefielder when we have youngstars on bench by pedac

  9. Thanks for the comments, people. I have to say I’m a bit disappointed he didn’t get a runout at Chelsea. Now that Cleverley is almost back, the lad has his work cut out for him.

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