Pogba handed warning by Gary Neville amid transfer speculation

By Mirror: Thursday, September 13th 2018 at 15:02 GMT +3 | Premier League
Garry Neville has issued a stern warning to Paul Pogba [Courtesy] 

Gary Neville says Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba if he isn’t committed to the club.

The World Cup winner’s future continues to be the source of speculation, amid suggestions of a falling out with Jose Mourinho and interest from the Frenchman in a move to either Barcelona or former club Juventus.

Pogba returned to Old Trafford in a then-world record move from Juve in 2016, but his second spell hasn’t run smoothly and there are suggestions that his agent, Mino Raiola, has promised his client that he will move next summer.

Indeed, Barcelona stars are already queuing up to publicly call on him to join them at the Nou Camp.

Pogba shone during the World Cup but has been inconsistent in the early part of the new season, a spell in which United have lost two of their opening four games.

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is loath to sell the club’s biggest asset despite the player’s recent failure to end speculation over his long-term future.

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Now Neville, the boyhood supporter who made 602 appearances for the club and won eight Premier League titles, has offered his take on the 25-year-old.

Pogba in action for Manchester United against Chelsea [Courtesy]

And he has explained that, whatever happens, "Manchester United will be fine".

“Neville the pundit on Pogba would say, ‘He’s a talented player but I want to see more consistency and leadership,’” he told The Times.

“As a fan, honestly, part of me is that no one is bigger than the club and I am not interested in people who are looking left and right.

"So Paul, if you want to go play somewhere else, let’s make that work for you because Manchester United will be fine, don’t worry about that.

“The owner in me would do what United are doing at the moment, saying he is not for sale.

"They have to protect their asset but privately they might be doing a deal because they want to get their £90million back.

“If I was still in that dressing room giving personal advice it would be, ‘Paul, it’s obvious you want to play somewhere else but be professional. Don’t be someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer. You don’t need to do that.'

“So there are four ways to look at it — pundit, owner, fan, a personal word.”

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