Paul Pogba continues to be linked with a move away from Manchester United and he could’ve played his last game for the club.
Patrice Evra has told Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United because he is currently surrounded by negativity at the club. Pogba shone for United in the two months after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival in December but toiled in the periods of the campaign either side of the Reds’ mini mid-season revival.
The Frenchman continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid and Evra is of the opinion that United’s No.6 has played his last game for the club. “I think (Pogba) will leave, because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed,” Evra said. “If Paul decides to stay another year and then leave, or stay another few years, maybe the fans will love him because he is committed. When I go to the game and I see fans shouting and swearing at players, I am in shock. In my time, you can play the worst game of your life and they will clap you. I remember losing 4-1 at home to Liverpool and they were still singing. That’s the United fans I know – they’ve just had enough. I don’t talk for Paul, whether he stays or leaves, but when you have negativity around you, you should leave.”
Pogba was involved in an altercation with a United supporter in the Stretford End after United’s loss to Cardiff at the weekend and Evra believes Pogba has been made the scapegoat for the Reds’ poor season. “It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul,” Evra added.
“He has the most goals, most assists. I know you can question his leadership and in the last few games you want more, so that’s why you can criticise him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season. Just because it’s Paul Pogba, he has haircuts, he dances, his Instagram and everything, people will criticise him while forgetting the player that he is. Only him and De Gea can play in a big team in Europe. I advise Paul every day. We FaceTime, we talk. I tell him every day what it means to wear the tracksuit, not even the shirt, just the tracksuit and what it represents. He listens to me. Before he left the club when he was young to go to Juventus, I spent two hours at his house talking to his mother and brothers, saying how Paul can be the new Patrick Vieira at United.”
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