Pogba’s future has been a topic of discussion over the past week, after Mino Raiola, his representative, announced that the French midfielder’s time at MU was gradually coming to an end. Immediately, this 27-year-old player faced a wave of criticism from fans as well as legends of “Red Devils”.
Two former MU captains, Gary Neville and Roy Keane called on coach Solskjaer to remove Pogba on television after a goalless draw of the “Red Devils” against Man City in round 12 of the Premier League. It was a match where the French midfielder was ranked from the beginning. Immediately after the match, the 27-year-old spoke up about his future as well as responded to criticism.
Pogba wrote on Instagram: “I have always been fighting and will always be fighting for Manchester United, my teammates and the fans. The surrounding things are not important. The future is far from over, today is what matters. I commit 1,000%! Always strong together .. It was all clear between the club and me and that will never change. When you don’t know what’s going on inside, don’t speak. ”
Pogba joined MU from Juventus for £ 89 million in 2016, becoming the most expensive contract in the history of the team. But since then, the French midfielder has not proven himself worthy of the money that the “Red Devils” leadership spent to bring him to Old Trafford. Besides, “Red Devils” fans feel bored with the moves of this player’s representative.
Neville insisted that Pogba should leave MU: “Pogba doesn’t want to play for Man United anymore. His agent, his best friend, told us he didn’t want to be here anymore. The reason Pogba is being criticized more is quite simple because he is the most expensive contract, a world champion and has great expectations. I can accept a bad player but his agent and best friend have been trying to get him to leave MU for the past 15 months. ”
Agreeing with his former teammate’s point of view, Keane said: “I used to expect that Pogba was a great contract, but it all failed. David Beckham wants to leave Man United, Peter Schmeichel wants to leave Man United, if Pogba wants to leave, let him go. Pogba left Man United before and they have lived well, if he leaves again, they will live well, trust me. ”
The 0-0 draw against Man City made MU drop to 8th place on the Premier League table with 20 points. Currently, “Red Devils” are 4 points behind leading team Tottenham.