JOURNO RANT ‘Paul Pogba will go down as the most disliked Man United player of all time’
Simiyu|July. 08, 2019
Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola have been branded ‘an absolute disgrace’ for courting the constant speculation over his future at Manchester United.
And The Sun journalist Neil Custis believes the Frenchman will ‘go down as the most disliked United player of all time’ if he leaves the club this summer and ‘will not be a big loss’ for the club.
Pogba has been strongly linked with leaving Old Trafford, with Juventus and Real Madrid both said to be keen.
The player even admitted earlier this summer that it ‘could be time for a new challenge’ , which apparently incensed United officials.
And super agent Raiola has now admitted he is ‘in the process’ of arranging the World Cup winner a transfer away from the club.
Custis joined talkSPORT 2 on Sunday evening to bring us the latest developments over Pogba’s future at Old Trafford, and he did not hold back when asked for his opinion of the United star.
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“Paul Pogba will go down as the most disliked Manchester United player of all time,” the sports writer said.
“Pogba and his agent have engineered a situation where it simply just can’t go on.
“Come the start of next season, if he’s in a Manchester United shirt, he’s going to be booed every time he touches the ball – and that’s by the home fans!
“I think they need to get rid now and that money should be reinvested in players who actually want to play for the club and who have got a bit of hunger about them.
“I have covered the club for 20 years and I have seen players like Roy Keane and Paul Scholes give everything for that club, put their bodies on the line and do it every single game.
“I’ve seen players like that, and that is why I am so irritated and disappointed with Paul Pogba.
“He’s got a standing in the game because of his social media profile, not because of his football ability, because he’s been poor for Manchester United.
“He played for a Juventus team that dominated Serie A and would have dominated Serie A without him, it was easy for him to play in that team.
“Then he was bought by Manchester United to be the main man and he could not cope with it.
“If they can get their money back, they’ve done a good deal.
Paul Pogba suggests that he could be open to a move away from Manchester United
“If you lose Paul Pogba, what are you losing? You’re not losing Paul Scholes or Roy Keane at their height, you’re not losing a game changer, you’re not losing a massive influence on the team – you’re losing a very, very average player.
“I don’t think it’s a big loss. It’s not like when Ruud van Nistelrooy or David Beckham left.
“This is not some sort of hate campaign against him, because underneath it he’s a good bloke.
“But you don’t disrespect a club like Manchester United in the way he has.
“What Pogba and his agent have done is an absolutely disgrace to Manchester United.
“If this was my club, I would be absolutely appalled by the way he has treated them.
“This is the biggest football club in the world, so to feel like he is bigger than that, and to treat it the way he has having not actually played very well for the three seasons he’s been back at the club, it’s an absolute disgrace.”
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