Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has explained why he believes Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford.
During the Red Devils’ lap of appreciation this past Sunday, the Frenchman clashed with supporters after the club finished sixth.
The feeling at Old Trafford continues to sour as they crashed to a 2-0 defeat at home to relegated Cardiff City.
Evra on Pogba: “I think he will leave”
Evra has warned United’s supporters to start respecting Pogba or risk losing him this summer.
The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid and Evra believes he will leave.
Many of the club’s supporters have been angry with Pogba’s attitude and performances over recent weeks.
After the defeat to Cardiff, fans at Old Trafford hurled abuse at the midfielder.
— ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) May 12, 2019
However, his former teammate acknowledges that whilst Pogba can be criticised, he has still been United’s best performer this season.
“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 De Gea can play in a big team in Europe.
“I think he will leave because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed.
“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.
“The United fans love you when you say you are committed.”
Will Pogba leave Old Trafford this summer?
“It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul.”
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 14, 2019
The Paul Pogba demand which is stalling his Real Madrid move
L’Equipe report that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is hoping to bring both Eden Hazard and Pogba to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Hazard’s move is said to be all-but complete and will be announced after the Europa League final, but Pogba’s move is being held up.
His demands over earning €15million-per-year are reportedly causing Los Blancos to have second thoughts over pursuing a deal.
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