"A home-grown player will be defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the Season during which he turns 21)."
unfortunately I think some United Fans don't have any idea about football and just tend to take the same line as the media in the Pogba bashing. The Media has the intetion to write shocking headlines to sell papers and get clicks but do some fans actually watch the games they critise Pogba?
They should be ashamed of how they strike on Pogba despite him having a really good game yesterday. He fighted and created. His pass for Rashford before the 1:0 was just superb. Yes, he is taking too many touches at times but let him learn. He's younger than Lingard no one expects things from Lingard that are expected from Pogba and I don't give a fuck who paid how much for him.
Pogba wants to play for us, could have gone to Real Madrid easily if he wanted. Remember that fucking spineless twat from Argetina that left us for that money whores in Paris. Be happy he is with us. Nothing is more valuable to club than players that are desperate to wear our shirt.
So please judge him fairly, he had some bad games like anyone has but he is good most times like yesterday.
Pogba, the stupid prick, could be out for up to 12 weeks according to the press today..
"Manchester United fear they could be without Paul Pogba for up to three months as a result of the hamstring injury the midfielder suffered last week. Old Trafford specialists believe the France international may need as many as 12 weeks of rehabilitation, a recovery period that would see him miss five Champions League games plus Premier League meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City.
Pogba damaged his left hamstring when losing his footing during the first half of Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat of Basel. Initial MRI scans indicate a grade three tear with potential tendon damage. Further medical assessment is expected to confirm a lay-off period of “six weeks or maybe 12”. United’s coaching staff will be disappointed to lose Pogba, whom Jose Mourinho described as a player “that can change the destiny of the team” in a recent Sunday Times interview.
Exacerbating that sense of disappointment is an analysis that Pogba’s injury was a result of private physical training conducted outside the supervision of the club. It is unusual for a footballer to suffer serious hamstring damage when losing his footing, rather than sprinting. “The injury is really bad,” said a United source. “It’s not normal for a player respecting our training programme.”
Pogba — who joined United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-global record initial transfer fee of £89.3m — worked with a group of United States-based personal trainers this summer. It is understood the 24-year-old wants to return to them for treatment and rehabilitation."
This cunt is everything that's wrong with football. The only question I have is does Pogba endorse it? If he doesn't come out in the next few days distancing himself from Raiola then he can fuck off to wherever he wants to go. This is definitely one tweet too many.
To be honest I couldn't give a toss if he did go. He's obviously got talent but having a good game in every 4 makes him distinctly average over the course of a season. After 2 years how many times have we said Pogbas been the difference? It's all about attitude and commitment and he doesn't seem to have either. A bit like his countryman Martial. They can both go fuck themselves for all I care.
I've always thought we were his stepping stone to Barca, I just think with Raiola it'll happen sooner rather than later. Most of that side needs a real man manager who can do the 'blow smoke up your arse / arm round the shoulder' approach all year round as well as the boot in the dick approach. Not blow hot and cold every six minutes because he needs medication. I sympathise with Mou with regards to modern players being fannies but that's what the job requires these days. Wrong manager again, well done board.
I'm not really bothered provided we get real replacements who are committed to the cause, but you've got this board whose judgement I don't trust an inch. And your stuck with a seemingly one trick pony manager. Something has to give somewhere at some point.
Easiest option is for Mourinho to change style and attack and generate some excitement with in the team, which knocks on to the stadium. But we're still here talking about it..
Not really fussed about either, both flatter to deceive all too often and we should at least get our money back. I’m not really convinced that either of the Spanish clubs are hugely interested though (Real didn’t want to cough up first time around and if rumours are to believed Barca offered 50m and some duds this summer) but if Mourinho continues any longer than this season then I can see Pogba kicking up a fuss and I guess we’ll see.
Agree on the modern players but that’s football these days as you say and they want the ego trips especially to the outside world. They are unsurprisingly fed up of going into games like Brighton approaching it as the underdog, if Mourinho wanted a team full of workhorses why the feck would you sign one of the most mercurial players in the world it’s just asking for trouble.