‘Pogba Is A Distraction To Bruno Fernandes’ – He Should Be Sold Says Man United Legend
Ince believes Pogba remains an unwelcome distraction with Bruno Fernandes in perfect form, MySportDab reports.
Paul Pogba has been “diabolical” at times for Manchester United, says Paul Ince.
The Red Devils advised to make huge decisions that will bring a distracting “circus” to a close.
The Red Devils moved to bring the France international midfielder back onto their books at some stage in the summer of 2016.
A record breaking £89m fee was required to price him away from Juventus.
Pogba returned to England amid plenty fanfare, however has faced questions and criticism at Old Trafford.
Transfer talk has began to surface again, with Ince suggesting that it may additionally be time for United to cash in as the World Cup winner.
Bruno Fernandes has shown that he is more than succesful of being the talismanic presence Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been crying out for.
The former Red Devils superstar told Paddy Power of Pogba;
“What’s disappointing is the way he’s acted, his behaviour and performances reflect that he’s been unsure about his decision.
“You compare that to Bruno Fernandes, and his arrival at United, and it’s crazy.
He’s come in and hit the ground running fairly instantly, winning over the fans in the process.
Pogba in no way did that, and his performances have been inconsistent to say the least.
“Sometimes they’ve been on the border of diabolical, and occasionally they’ve been brilliant.
When you cost that kind of cash as a player, fans count on you to be consistently great, especially when you’re playing for Man United.
“The on the pitch performances, plus his behaviour off the pitch, with his agent and generally acting up, isn’t right for the club.
“If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to take the club forward, to build and to instil the ‘United Way’ back into the team, then Pogba’s actions don’t reflect that.
“The way he’s been acting and behaving recently, he just isn’t appropriate for the club.
If you want the right attitude and mentality, and high standards, then sorry, however that doesn’t fit in with Paul Pogba.
“There’s been too many distractions, too many reports around him and his behaviour.
“Perhaps if Fernandes hadn’t come in and done as nicely as he has done, possibly Ole might try and keep Pogba, says Ince.
But now, he would possibly be thinking if I can get the right cash for Pogba, then I can let him go.
“It’s a shame, due to the fact he could’ve been a magnificent player for the club, however he isn’t a great player at the moment.
Ultimately, he’s a distraction and his behaviour affects and damages the rest of the team.
“Now, if he was performing out of his skin each and every week and changing games, you could forgive him for his behaviour.
If he’s no longer performing, just let him go, get rid.
“The decision needs to be made, and quickly, because we can’t have another season of the Pogba circus.
He wouldn’t even get in the side at the moment.”
Pogba has made 143 appearances for United since being brought back to Manchester.
However injury has restricted the 27 year old to simply eight in the current campaign with no goals in those outings.