Premier League: Paul Pogba must put his head down and focus on pre-season, says Manchester United legend Bryan Robson
Paul Pogba, who moved to Manchester United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world record fee of 89.3 million pounds, has been linked in media with a move away from the club.
Media reports in Europe suggest that Paul Pogba is set to leave Manchester United
Pogab's agent Mino Raiola recently said that the footballer wants to leave United
Pogba moved to United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world record fee of 89.3 million pounds
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba must distance himself from speculation that he is set to end an unhappy spell at Old Trafford and focus on pre-season training until a decision is reached on his future, club legend Bryan Robson said.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola recently told The Times that the 26-year-old intends to leave the club, while the player said in Tokyo last month that he thought it might be time for a “new challenge somewhere else”.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hit out at the media during a pre-season tour of Australia, saying there was an agenda against the French World Cup winner.
“There’s a lot of speculation in the media about Paul. He’s a top player,” former United captain Robson, who spent 13 years at the club, told Sky Sports.
“You’re a United player, you’re contracted to them so you have to give everything for the club, the team and the fans.
“Get your head down, do your pre-season as well as you can — which, from what I’ve seen in the training sessions, he has done — and if something happens and the club want it to happen, or nothing happens then you’ve got to get on with it.”
Pogba, who moved to United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world record fee of 89.3 million pounds ($112.23 million), has produced inconsistent displays despite scoring 31 goals in 142 appearances in all competitions.
United, who finished sixth last season, kick off their new league campaign against Chelsea at Old Trafford on 11 August.
The way Manchester City dominated possession and reduced Chelsea to mostly long balls showed that Guardiola’s team, the defending champion, might still be the team to beat this season.
Fernandes was given the chance to snatch a dramatic equaliser in the final seconds at Old Trafford on Saturday. But he blasted the spot-kick high over the bar and Villa held on to win.
A club that remains the fourth-richest in the world according to Deloitte's most recent Football Money League continues to live on past glories that won them three European Cups.