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Patrice Evra explains Paul Pogba’s position after chat with Manchester United board

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has defended under-fire midfielder Paul Pogba despite the unsettling comments made by his agent Mino Raiola this week.

The France international has endured a difficult time at Man Utd and has rarely looked anywhere near his best in a red shirt, despite clearly having superb natural ability when he’s on his game.

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It’s just not worked out for Pogba at United and it won’t have surprised too many to hear Raiola claim his client wants out, even if the timing of his explosive comments – transcribed by Fabrizio Romano below – was far from ideal…

Evra has now spoken about the Pogba situation and defended the 27-year-old by lifting the lid on his chat with the United board.

Speaking on punditry duty with Sky Sports, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, Evra says Pogba had made himself clear to MUFC about wanting to leave, but he’s had to carry on at the club anyway.

“The position of Paul is really easy. He spoke to the board, he wanted to leave Man United to a certain point, they kept him, so it’s difficult to blame him because he’s been honest with the board,” Evra said.

pogba in mufc training 2020

Paul Pogba has struggled at Manchester United

“Now he’s playing, he needs to respect the shirt, his team-mates, the manager and then he’ll have a great chance.

“I can already feel that people just wait for Paul to fail to again criticise him. It’s been a problem because they didn’t deal with it at the beginning of the season, in truth.”

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1 Comment

  1. Deala says:

    I agree with Evra. He wanted to go but the Dementia Board thought he will change his mind and tell them he loves them. I could not understand why they are not letting him go when Mourinho was here. I could not understand why they did not let De Gea go when he wanted to leave every year. Whoever is making the decisions
    is not brave enough, have any idea of what they are doing and simply very incompetent. Looks like everyone is learning the football trade.
    You do not deal with Raiola unless you have a bucket of money to throw at him. He is always the star in any deal and not the player.

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