Patrice Evra reckons Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United over fan criticism of him.
Pogba was on the receiving end of some heated abuse from a section of the Old Trafford crowd on Sunday after United suffered a 2-0 defeat against Cardiff City.
This season he’s been stripped of the captaincy by José Mourinho and now the fans are turning, so it’s been a season to forget in many ways for the Frenchman.
Evra expects Pogba not to stick around due to not feeling the love at the club.
Being committed is essential, but Pogba can’t be the only player questioned in that regard.
Too many players haven’t been showing the required commitment on the pitch and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cannot allow that to happen regularly next season.
The question is will Paul Pogba still be at United?
“It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like [on Sunday] with the fan, they are killing Paul,” Evra told Sky Sports, as per the Evening Standard.
“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.”
The former Manchester United left-back also launched a scathing attack on Alexis Sanchez over his transfer to Old Trafford last season.
He references Manchester City’s pursuit of the Chilean, suggesting Sanchez had no other motivation to snub a move to the Etihad Stadium in favour of Old Trafford other than money.
Evra says Sanchez was a low point in United’s history, as per Sky Sports.
“Some players only come for the money, I am not afraid to say that.
“I have nothing against him, but Sanchez, when I saw the deal, that’s when I thought the Manchester United history just went down.
“He had Manchester City, they were offering less money but he was going to play a better football than United – I’m sorry about that, but City play better football. Guardiola will also improve him.
“So I want to know what is the real reason for choosing United? Don’t tell me he loved Manchester United when he was a kid. It’s either the money or he wanted to be the number one, take the No 7 shirt and he the star.”
Evra was being interviewed by Gary Neville.