Manchester United have completed the signing of French starlet Paul Pogba, although his club Le Havre have hit out at the Premier League champions for their behaviour.
The Red Devils' transfer policy has caused uproar with his former employers and the French side have called on the football authorities to act in order to prevent similar situations arising in the future.
"Le Havre want to express their indignation at the actions of Manchester United officials and their pursuit of Paul Pogba," read a statement on the club's official website.
"Paul Pogba, his parents and Le Havre were bound to a contract called a 'non-solicitation agreement' from autumn 2006.
"At the end of that contract, the three parties agreed to sign a trainee contract when the player matched certain age and scholarship criteria, taking him through to the end of the 2009/10 season.
"However, the player and his parents have refused to fulfil the agreement because Manchester United have offered big money to the parents to get their son to England.
"While a lot of voices have started to be heard coming out of the EU, governments, Fifa and Uefa against 'minor slave trade', Manchester United have not hesitated to uproot a 16-year-old kid."
Minor Slave Trade? wtf?!!
You can sign a new contract, but not a fan's support. You have to earn that.
Just another club bitter that they couldn't hang onto their young prospects, so they spout loads of bullshit in the press, but if they had the opportunity to do the same then they would. Actually to be fair it must be bloody frustrating for them, the laws are rather ridiculous where it enables big clubs like Utd to go round signing up 16/17 year olds with impunity, but as it stands the law enables us to do that so whilst it might piss off a few clubs, we should take advantage of it and we are.
le harve can't match our facilities and the kid knows training with top plaers week in week out will improve him, I feel slightly sorry for le harve because I wouldn't like it if we lost talented youngsters to some loop hole in the ages between professional contracts. I don't know the player but considering the wealth of talented youngsters we possess he must be decent. We are recruiting alot of youngsters in the last 2 seasons, I think fergie is trying to leave the club with a mass of young talent for the next manager.
It is not just that. It pisses me off to hear such crap coming from the mouthes of Platini and Blatter!!!!! Wenger is well-known for taking young players from Africa but nothing is said because of the francophone connection but, when it comes to a team that knows real success like Manchester United, they really want to stick the knife in. We need to get a new euro chappie!!!! Preferably an English one.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT