In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Hull City striker Dean Windass has urged Manchester United to let Paul Pogba leave the club.
Pogba is once again facing the same old questions about his future after his agent Mino Raiola claimed that his client’s career with the club is over.
Having made no secret of his desire to leave Old Trafford in the latter half of last season, only the French World Cup winner will know what comes next as United prepare for the winter transfer market to open in January.
The 27-year-old will now face the usual questions over his commitment to the club he first joined at the age of 16 and where he has won the Europa League and EFL Cup.
After Raiola’s latest outburst, Windass told Football FanCast editor James Beavis he believes that United should rid themselves of the French midfielder.
He told FFC:
“Pogba, for me, just let him go. Let him go. He’s a liability.
“He’s not a team player, it’s all about me. Get rid of him, get him out, get his agent out and let him go and play football somewhere else.”
Since Raiola’s comments, Pogba came off the bench during the defeat to RB Leipzig in the Champions League and he was named in the starting line-up to face Manchester City and Sheffield United.
However, he remained an unused substitute on the bench as the Red Devils ran riot over Leeds United on Sunday night, meaning that the France international’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain amid links abroad to his former club Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Raiola has made no secret of his desire to push for a move, though whatever Pogba truly thinks of the situation is another matter for another day.
However, given the fact that his contract will run out in 2022 and United have valued the Frenchman in excess of £150m in the past, whoever fancies taking a punt on Pogba faces an uphill task to do so in a period of such economic uncertainty.