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Overtrained Pogba

It is reported that United’s medical team has given a very specific training method to French midfielder Paul Pogba, to prevent similar injury he got last season.

Bad Pogba. He ignored it.

Paul Pogba is Europa League’s Best Player

The 24 year old French midfielder won the Europa League Player of the Season award after being chosen by a panel judges consist of every club managers involved in the group stage and 55 journalists.

On his way to FIFA’s Ballon d’Or? Yes please!

Swansea City vs Manchester United All Goals

We scored 4 two games in a row. We will face tougher tests this season, but these type of games were tests we consistently failed last season.

Best United Display Since Sir Alex

A 4-0 win against West Ham is probably seen as a routine under Sir Alex but it’s hard to not get carried away with today’s performance. After 3 seasons and  3 managers, it seems like we finally have a team capable of winning the elites. Although we’ve won 3 last season – that if you count Community Shield as a trophy – our main target is always the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

I haven’t seen anything this good since Sir Alex retired. Not from Moyes and Van Gaal. Not even from Mourinho.

Matic and Pogba, the new midfield axis, were predictably effective. Big lad Lukaku will score a lot of goals, while Martial and Rashford will indeed help scoring some as well. At the back, Baily was very comfortable playing with Jones, and De Gea will definitely continue to perform some good saves.

Long season ahead of us, but that was a very comfortably good start. Let the good times roll!

Welcome to Manchester United, Nemanja Matic!

The club announced that they’ve signed Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic. To me the new no. 31 is a very good signing because of 2 main reasons:

  1. Jose Mourinho trusts him.
  2. He will free Paul Pogba to attack, where he’s good at.

Exciting times ahead!

We’re Being Generous

Not only we keep giving out points in the league but we also pay the team the highest wages in the world of football.

Old friends Pogba and Lingard are reunited in Man United’s first team

Good reading regarding our two in-form young players Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard over at ESPN.

Mkhitaryan and Lingard won’t start vs Feyenoord

Mkhitaryan just picked up an injury at pointless international friendly match last week and Lingard hasn’t had enough game time since the FA Cup win, yet the manager include them to the starting 11. Now the derby defeat sounds like the pair’s main fault. Well, I don’t believe that. It’s the media wants to sound like it does.

However, of course there are bad performances by the players, even the most expensive player on the planet aren’t immune to such circumstances. But I was wondering, what’s the “punishment” for a manager who pick a wrong starting 11? I am not looking for an answer, but his tactic still puzzles me.

Rashford should start and Pogba could do more

This match review is so kind it will make many United fans agreed that there were a lot of positives comes out from yesterday’s derby defeat.

I don’t disagree, but positives outcome don’t matter if your supposedly best player (Pogba) isn’t turning up and our master tactician manager strangely gamble with his starting 11 (Rashford should starts).

That said, I’m still unconvince that we’re good enough.

Big Money – How Football Clubs Actually Sign Players

“But why are player costs important? After all, it’s not our money, right. Disregarding that it kind of is our money – the huge increase in Premier League TV revenue, for example, is being paid for through Sky and BT subscription fees from UK viewers – with domestic and Uefa financial regulations, clubs are prevented from spending much more than they earn. In practice, this results in individual spending caps for each team. Understanding how clubs calculate player costs helps us to see how they really value certain players, as well as how the money is being spent, which players provide good value, and which players do not.”

Superb coverage on the business behind mega contracts at The Guardian.

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