Neville: Pogba wants to leave
Neville has labelled the Frenchman a "massive problem" as he continues to be linked with moves away from Old Trafford. Pogba, who has struggled for form in recent matches, has been tipped to join Real Madrid in the summer and has been flirting with the Spanish giants. Neville has put blame on agent Mino Raiola for distracting Pogba but admits he is not surprised to see the Frenchman's head turned as the uncertainty surrounding his future is reflected in his performances.
“I think he is world class. I don’t think he wants to be here, that’s his problem. I think his agent’s into him," he told Sky Sports.
“I said two, three months ago when he was brilliant, he’s done brilliantly for Ole, by the way, he’s scored I think 11 goals, seven assists, but I honestly thought a couple of months ago we sat in this studio at the Liverpool game and everything was brilliant about Paul Pogba and I said. I believe that it will resurface, the issues will resurface."
“We know his agent, we know the influence he has on him, we know that Pogba has got his head turned by other clubs and he’s playing like somebody who’s had his head turned. He’s playing like somebody who doesn’t quite want to be here. The problem is if a player doesn’t want to be at a club and he has the influence that I think he has in the dressing room, I think the likes of [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, I think they do come off him. And I think if he’s not quite at it and not raring to go, then it is a problem, it is a massive problem.”
Pogba, who has had a direct hand in 22 league goals this season 13 goals, 9 assists was named in the PFA Team of the Year on Thursday.