Manchester United is demanding £150m from any club for Paul Pogba

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According to GivemeSport, Manchester United is demanding £150m from any club who is willing to buy the Paul Pogba. This transfer fee would discourage virtually any club from signing him. Obviously United is just trying to scare any potential suitors away from buying the French midfielder. I think many people wouldn’t agree with such a price tag on a player didn’t always live up expectations last season.

Yes, he grabbed 16 goals last season and was instrumental at times in the midfield. When you look at his stats from last season he was actually one of our best players along with De Gea. Even though both had poor seasons by their standards.

Out of 75 passes last season Pogba had 70% that were passes in the final third, he had 91% successful passes in his own half, Pogba also had 79% passing completion in the opposition’s half, and 81% successful passes overall. When it comes to defending he didn’t do so well. Duels won 6/13, interceptions 1/1, tackles won 0/2, Aerial duels won 2/6. Since he arrived at Old Trafford he has had 31 goals.

For his overall career he has 162/387 tackles won, duels won 238/496, Aerial duels won 74/139 and 50/50s won 0. So these are mostly great stats for a player who I know many people criticize a lot. For me he is a player that is worth keeping and I hope that he stays, because How many players are out there that we can buy that is of his caliber? Especially in his position? Very few so he should stay.

Pogba is too valuable of an asset for us to sell to any club. If we are to win trophies in the future he is one of the cornerstones that we must have in place in order for us to be successful. Even if we were to sell him we’ll have to line up an adequate replacement for him before we sell him. United can’t afford to compromise the quality of the squad just so that we can cash in on him for the club’s benefit.

You should only sell a player for valid reasons that not only makes sense for the club, but also for the fans. United should sell Nemanja Matic and not Pogba because he’s lost a step or two since we bought him in August, 2017. He looks uninspired and is lacking any kind of urgency in his game. Matic is the one who is supposed to support Pogba in his defensive duties in central midfield.

The Serbian also is supposed to support the Frenchman when he’s going forward to make those roving runs into the final third and the opposition’s box. But unfortunately he isn’t doing that. I believe if we get a capable and consistent player alongside Paul Pogba then that will help to improve his performances. He’s not getting the help that he needs from his partner and that certainly has something to do with his many poor performances from last season. Let’s just hope for everyone’s sake that he stays.

Stats: Manutd.com

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