Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has claimed he believes Paul Pogba will leave the club amid reports of a transfer to Real Madrid.
The midfielder previously admitted playing in the Spanish capital would be a dream, particularly under Zinedine Zidane’s management.
United are bracing for arguably their most important summer since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and they could do without the distraction of losing one of their biggest stars.
Evra knows Pogba personally and consistently offers the player advice but unfortunately he couldn’t afford fans any words of relief.
The Red Devils will likely have to heavily invest to replace the academy product and even then there’s question marks of the quality they’ll be able to attract.
According to Sky Sports, Patrice said: “It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul.
“He has the most goals, most assists. I know you can question his leadership and in the last few games you want more, so that’s why you can criticise him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season.
“Just because it’s Paul Pogba, he has haircuts, he dances, his Instagram and everything, people will criticise him while forgetting the player that he is. Only him and De Gea can play in a big team in Europe.
“I think he will leave because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed. If Paul decides to stay another year and then leave, or stay another few years, maybe the fans will love him because he is committed.”
Some supporters were caught on camera verbally abusing the Frenchman after Manchester United’s embarrassing 2-0 loss to Cardiff City at Old Trafford.
Pogba has probably been his side’s best player of the season but unfortunately he never seems to get the praise he deserves.
The former Juventus man leads his teammates on goals and assists and for a midfielder, frankly that’s impressive.
The only thing Paul could be criticised for is consistency but his statistics don’t lie and as such United should do all they can to hold onto him.