Man United urged to sell Paul Pogba before transfer deadline
Frank Leboeuf has urged Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba this summer
Frank Leboeuf has urged Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba this summer.
The French midfielder’s future at Old Trafford has been a constant source of speculation over the summer transfer window, with the 26-year-old having been linked with a move away from the Red Devils.
Despite all of the speculation, however, Pogba remains as a Manchester United player as they prepare for their Premier League opener against Chelsea FC next weekend.
It remains to be seen whether Pogba will indeed end up staying at Old Trafford or moving away from the club this summer.
However, former France international Leboeuf clearly thinks that it’s time for the Red Devils to cut their losses with Pogba and allow him to leave Old Trafford this summer.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, as quoted by the Daily Express, Leboeuf said: “I read something that Zlatan Ibrahimovic said to the board that if they want to keep Paul Pogba he has to be in a good mood.
“You cannot keep a player that doesn’t want to stay. That’s going to be the main problem for the dressing room, the culture, the board.
“If he’s decided to leave Manchester United like it seems he has, they have to let him go, they have to find him a club.
“Real Madrid was supposedly a good possibility but it seems the door has been closed, so it will be hard.
“Paul Pogba has to act as well, if he wants to have a very good career, at the end of the day.
“He’s still young, he has to fight again if he wants to be good and stay at Manchester United.”
Pogba was a regular fixture in the Manchester United team last season, scoring 13 goals and making nine assists in the Premier League for the Red Devils.
If he does end up staying at Old Trafford, Pogba will be focused on helping the Red Devils to break back into the top four after they ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last term.