Stat Analysis: How important is Paul Pogba

At this point it's well known how ridiculous it is that people keep criticizing Paul Pogba and saying Manchester United would be better off without him. In his three plus year at Old Trafford under two different managers the numbers back up how much more of an attack United generate when he's on the pitch. …

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I’m cautiously intrigued by Christian Eriksen

The Telegraph: "Manchester United are pursuing an audacious late move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. Eriksen is keen for a new challenge and United are interested in trying to strike a deal before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday." United's interest in Eriksen is nothing new. He's been linked with the club for the …

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What we’re looking for this pre-season from Manchester United

If he's done nothing else Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought the fun back to the preseason. It's fun to see the young players play alongside the senior players. It's fun to form wildly over-optimistic expectations for how much the kids will be able to contribute this year. That's what the tour is all about. Last …

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The complexities behind the Paul Pogba “transfer”

Paul Pogba is not trying to leave Old Trafford. That's a bold statement, but it's the same one I made right after the season, and then again a few weeks later. I'm sticking with that statement for a few reasons. Primarily because it's the only one that makes sense. Additionally it's because I'm aware of …

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All’s quiet on the Paul Pogba front

Last week you couldn't look at any English publication without seeing headlines about Paul Pogba going to Real Madrid. The way the newspapers were speaking, it almost seemed inevitable (hyperbole is one of the English media's strong suits after all). Over the past five days there's been almost nothing written about Paul Pogba. That's weird. He's …

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How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handles Paul Pogba will determine expectations

There's been a lot made of Paul Pogba recently. I laid out my thoughts on the matter last week. Pogba is United's best player by far. If he left the team would objectively be worse. He's also being covered extremely unfairly by the media and the fans are seemingly trying to run him out of …

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