Patrice Evra believes now is the time for Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds were defeated 2-0 by a superior Liverpool side at Anfield, as the gulf in class showed despite some positive performances from United.
Goals from Virgil Van Dijk and Mo Salah sealed victory for the runaway league leaders, as United missed two guilt-edged opportunities from Andreas Pereira and Anthony Martial.
The result means Liverpool will almost certainly win their first league title in 30 years, and are now a staggering 30 points ahead of the Reds in the league table.
However, after the match, attention turned to the future of Paul Pogba in the Sky Sports studio. The midfielder was again absent today as he recovers from an operation on his ankle.
And Pogba’s French compatriot Patrice Evra thinks he comes under unnecessary criticism at Old Trafford and is not appreciated enough for his talents.
“Paul when he’s playing, people blame him. When he’s not playing, people blame him,” Evra said on Super Sunday.
“Right now, it will be time for Paul to leave.”
United great Evra also suggested Pogba has already requested to leave the club but has not been allowed.
“Paul maybe has already said to United he wants to leave, but they won’t let him go,” he added.
It seems inevitable Pogba will leave Old Trafford in the summer and Solskjaer must oversee a complete midfield overhaul in the next two transfer windows.