With the French midfielder proving to be an unwanted distraction, Paul Pogba leaving in January will be the best thing for Manchester United,” says Paul Ince.
Questions continue to be raised about the continuing involvement of the World Cup winner at Old Trafford, with his agent, Mino Raiola, keeping the gossip mill ticking with frequent public outbursts.
As he remains under contract until the summer of 2022, Pogba has claimed to be completely committed to the United cause, but his representatives are giving a different version of events.
In Manchester, Raiola says “it’s over for his client, with plans already being drawn up to get the 27-year-old out of his current setting.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has to raise concerns about the future of Pogba when the focus should be concentrating elsewhere with fires having to be fought that are not rendered by United.
With that in mind, Ince suggests that the best choice for everyone concerned will now be a separation of ways, with another window of transition opportunity expected to open in the New Year.
Ince told Stadium Astro “The best thing for Manchester United is for Paul Pogba to leave.”
When they signed [Donny] van de Beek, I honestly thought they were planning for Pogba to leave.
But they’re obviously not like Van de Beek didn’t get on with [Manchester City], which I found embarrassing.
I’m not expecting him to be at the club by summer. He has to go — he wants to go. It’s best, I suppose, that both parties part ways.
Ince claims that United should have acted earlier to avoid the spiraling out of reach of an unexpected Pogba saga, with the former England international claiming that Sir Alex Ferguson would never have allowed one player to make too many headlines.