Paul Ince believes it’s time for Manchester United to cash in on midfielder Paul Pogba.
The World Cup-winner is in the headlines again this morning for being reportedly unwilling to play for France again due to recent comments made by President Emmanuel Macron.
President Macron said that ‘monstrosity of Islamist terrorism’ must be dealt with strongly following the beheading of Samuel Paty.
Paty, a school teacher, was killed for showing allegedly communal cartoons to his pupils. He was beheaded by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen on October 16 after discussing the caricatures of the Prophet with school children.
However, Ince feels Pogba should have started ahead of either Fred or Scott McTominay in United’s last league game against Chelsea, which ended in a goalless draw at Old Trafford.
Ince, who made 281 appearances for United, believes Pogba should be granted his dream move to Real Madrid.
“For him to be sitting on the bench and watching, with no disrespect, McTominay and Fred playing in his position, I would be saying, ‘I must be doing something wrong if I can’t get in this team.
“I know he has had an injury and he might be trying to bring him on a little later on.
“But I think it is time to move on. He has come out in the last two weeks and said he wants to join Real Madrid.
“I think his performances since he has been here have been inconsistent. Paul Pogba is a world-class playmaker and when he moved to Old Trafford I though, ‘great’.
“But all he has done is been a problem.
“The fans have gone against him and now Bruno Fernandes has come in and shown what you need to do to be a Man United player.
“He has performed consistently and Paul Pogba hasn’t done that and that is why he finds himself on the bench.”