This whole Pogba scenario is finally starting to get on my nerves, the young players in football these days think they can demand ridiculous wages and hold clubs at ransom for their footballing talents, and truth be told they get away with it at the majority of clubs.
Our great club, differs however. Sir Alex Ferguson will not give in to Pogba’s ridiculous demands of a reported £40,000 a week for his services. The fact of the matter is, why should we give into him?
He has a long way to go yet and a twenty minute cameo against Stoke isn’t going to earn him mega bucks at Old Trafford. He should be fighting for a place in the first team, not worrying about money, because if he plays the football we know he can, the money will eventually find him. The worrying thing is though is it’s becoming a regular occurance, first Ravel Morrison, now Pogba, even talk of Zeki Fryers stalling for more money.
The player power in football sometimes is so frustrating, but we know Sir Alex won’t give in. Fair enough in Wayne Rooneys case, he is one of the best players in world football, but a young lad from Paris who has less than 45 minutes of Premier League football to his name, not a chance.
In a recent interview, Nicky Butt was talking about the whole Pogba situation and he was quoted in saying:
“Sir Alex Ferguson said recently that he recalls Sir Matt Busby saying that United players don’t need to chase money because it will find them.” He then went on to say “It is very true. If you play for any length of time at Old Trafford then you will be financially secure for life. You don’t want for anything. “
Yesterday, Pogba’s agent claims that he has two offers on the table, one from us, and one from Juventus for a report £19,000 a week, with £2million in agents fees and a mere £350k in compensation coming to us. Heres to hoping he realises what a mistake he is making, giving up an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of some of the great young players that have come through our ranks, but if not, then he doesn’t deserve a place in our great clubs prestigous history, now it’s up to him to do the right thing.