Former United and Juventus defender Patrice Evra believes that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United in the summer due to criticism from the fans.
The two Frenchmen are close with Evra saying they speak every day. Evra was a teammate of Pogba during his first spell at Old Trafford and also at international level.
“I think he will leave because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed,” the former Manchester United player told Sky Sports.
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. The United fans love you when you say you are committed.
When I go to the game and I see fans shouting and swearing at players, I am in shock. In my time, you can play the worst game of your life and they will clap you. I remember losing 4-1 at home to Liverpool and they were still singing. That’s the United fans I know – they’ve just had enough.
I don’t talk for Paul, whether he stays or leaves, but when you have negativity around you, you should leave.
The 26-year-old was booed following United’s 2-0 defeat to Cardiff in their final game of the season at the weekend.
“It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul,” said Evra.
“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 criticize him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season.