Gary Neville says that Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba and has advised his former club to cash in on the player right away.
Neville believes that it would be better for Manchester United to sell disgruntled star Paul Pogba this summer.
The France international arrived at Old Trafford three years ago from Juventus. However, despite being heralded as the man to turn around the club’s fortunes, Pogba has not lived up to his billing. Issues with former manager Jose Mourinho coupled with an inability to influence games on a consistent basis has made him a liability.
Juventus and Real Madrid are understood to be interested in the midfielder and Neville feels that United should take advantage of the situation.
As reported by The Express, Neville said that if Pogba wants to leave, he must be sold. While admitting that the Red Devils play well with Pogba in the team, there is no point in keeping a player who wants to leave.
“They don’t have to keep any player,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Manchester United are a better team when Paul Pogba plays but if players don’t want to be at the club – that doesn’t mean Pogba, he may want to be at the club – you have to get everybody onside and aligned with where you’re going.
“Ultimately, that’s the first thing Ole had to do – to work out who was going to be ready for the club moving forward.
“I’m still unsure on many players. I see the speculation on Sky Sports News and online and it looks like it could be moving all the time.
“You’ve got to get players in before you let them go because being armed with the money makes you vulnerable.”
Indeed, Manchester United cannot afford to keep a player whose heart is not in it. With the money they will receive from a sale, the club might be able to sign a better and more consistent player.