What Evra Thinks Of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba

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Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba, (IMAGE COURTESY: SKy Sports)

Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra expect the club to have a summer clear-out, with Paul Pogba among those likely to leave Old Trafford.

Top Media Nigeria reports that speaking to Sky Sports, the Frenchman spoke openly for the first time about the current state of affairs at his former club.

After suffering abuse from fans after the final whistle on Sunday, Evra says he expects Pogba to be one of a number of players to leave during the transfer window.

“I don’t want to blame all the players because I think that some players are here (at United) and they themselves don’t even know why they are here,” he says.

“I think (Pogba) 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.

“It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul.”

Earlier, in April, another former United player, Paul Ince claimed that ‘Pogba will be gone in the summer’.

“There are players who need to move on if Ole wants to rebuild,” Ince said in his PaddyPower column.

“But also, there may well be a few players who seem to want to move on themselves regardless.

“The main culprit of that, I believe, is Paul Pogba. Ole needs to convince him that he’s going to build the team around him going forward if he wants him to stay.

“Honestly, I don’t think Pogba will be at Old Trafford next season.

“It’s always hard when Real Madrid come knocking, but I’m not sure Pogba’s ever settled at United since he came back, and a move could be on the cards.

“It’s Ole’s job to do some convincing now, convince players like Pogba and David de Gea that they’re better off at Old Trafford.”