EPL: Sell Pogba now, Manchester United can survive without him – Paul Ince tells Mourinho


Former Manchester United star, Paul Ince has told manager, Jose Mourinho to sell midfielder, Paul Pogba.

Ince said Pogba had been a ‘nightmare’ since his return from the World Cup and advised Mourinho to cash in on the player.

Pogba has been locked in a war of words with his manager and the pair have aired their dirty laundry in public.

Pogba lifted the World Cup with France and scored on the opening day of the season for his club in a 2-1 win over Leicester.

But the player had immediately after the game last Friday, sparked speculation about his future by saying “there are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined.”

Ince was unimpressed with the player’s behaviour and believes he’s “let himself down.”

“You’d like to think that when Paul Pogba went away to the World Cup, where he was fantastic, he’d have come back with a winners’ medal and felt a lot happier going into the new season,’ Ince told Paddy Power.

‘But, since he’s come back, he’s been a nightmare, As a player, irrespective of whether you’re happy or unhappy, there are ways to conduct yourself.

“He captained United in their opening game of the season against Leicester, played brilliantly, and then came out with those quotes afterwards. I really can’t understand why he’d do that other than to get attention and set tongues wagging.

“Paul Pogba has got too much to say. Mourinho made him captain last week, which is a huge honour and one which he seems to underestimate. If Jose really thought so little of him, I doubt he’d have given him the armband.

“He had a great game, a real captain’s performance, but no one is talking about that because they’re too busy focusing on his off-field antics. I’m just not sure why he’s coming out publicly and disrespecting the club.

“He’s let himself down. All he needs to speak about is the team and their performances, rather than himself. It shows a lack of professionalism and discipline.”

The former Red Devils star said that United can survive without Pogba and advised Mourinho to cash in if the problems persist.

“I can understand why Mourinho is livid, and I can see why he would tell Pogba to put in a transfer request,’ he added. ‘If he’s so desperate to instigate a move away from Old Trafford, then he should just go. There is no player bigger than a club – especially not Manchester United.

“United can’t go on like this for the rest of the season. It’s not all about him. It’s about the full team and the fans.

“These petty arguments in public just make their issues worse, the focus is off winning games and trophies and it disrupts other players. Pogba could end up alienating himself from his team-mates and the fans if he’s not careful.

“Ultimately though, Mourinho has the power. He will decide whether Pogba can stay or go. But if he’s so desperate to leave, he should just come out and say that and be transparent about it rather than stupid games.”


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