Paul Pogba has failed to live up to expectations at Manchester United since his £89 million transfer from Juventus in the summer of 2016.
The 2018 World Cup winner had an excellent first two months under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, before a poor Champions League knockout campaign and end to the season. That’s about the only highlight of his Manchester United career.
There have been reports that the 26-year-old could leave Old Trafford this summer, and now, former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra expects that to happen.
Evra played with Pogba at both Manchester United and Juventus, as well as for the French international duty, and became good friends with his fellow countryman.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Evra claimed that Pogba should not be the one criticised for a disappointing campaign. He said:
“It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul.
“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 [David] De Gea can play in a big team in Europe.”
Although he doesn’t like to admit it, Paul Pogba is our most expensive signings and one of the top paid players at the club. Given his role in attacking midfield, he has failed to influence games as much as we expected, similar to the Mesut Ozil position at Arsenal.
Pogba has been linked with Real Madrid and many Manchester United fans would bite your hand off if we could cash in on him this summer.