Sunday Mirror

United are a great club & all Pogba’s done is show con­tempt and dis­re­spect


- By STEVE BATES @steve­bates_peo­ple Sports · Soccer · Soccer Stars · Manchester United F.C. · Belgium national football team · Old Trafford · Tottenham Hotspur Football Club · Brazil · Brazil national football team · Real Madrid F.C. · Madrid · Ole Gunnar Solskjær · Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes · RB Leipzig · Leipzig · Juventus F.C. · Nigeria · Manchester International Airport · Manchester · Paris Saint-Germain FC · Paris · Bryan Robson · England national football team · England · Captain Marvel · Kenny Dalglish · Marcus Rashford · Cook Islands · Glenn Hoddle · Glenn Hoddle

The talkSPORT host and for­mer United striker strug­gled for the Red Devils dur­ing two sea­sons at Old Traf­ford in the mid-1980s af­ter mov­ing from Tot­ten­ham.

But Brazil be­lieves it was still a great hon­our to pull on United’s shirt – and be­lieves it’s dis­grace­ful the way Pogba has treated them with dis­dain in al­low­ing his agent Mino Raiola to make con­stant ref­er­ences to a “dream” move to Real Madrid.

Pogba, 27, is no longer the star turn in Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer’s squad – with Bruno Fer­nan­des the new mid­field dar­ling of United fans, and Mar­cus Rash­ford show­ing class on the pitch and off it too pur­su­ing his school- meals cam­paign.

And al­though United trig­gered a one-year con­tract ex­ten­sion that ties French World Cup win­ner Pogba to the club un­til the sum­mer of 2022, Brazil would ditch him.

“I’d drive him to the air­port and put him on the plane my­self,” said Brazil who reck­ons Pogba’s time at Old Traf­ford is done.

Pogba played his part in United’s 5- 0 Cham­pi­ons League de­mo­li­tion of RB Leipzig in mid­week. But Brazil in­sists that the he French­man – signed for r £ 89mil­lion from Juventus us in 2016 – needs to move ve on.

“Some moves ves aren’t al­ways a suc­cess, ccess, I know that from m my own time at

United where ere it didn’t re­ally work out,” said the Scot.

“But I can’t an’t ac­cept Pogba gba dis­re­spect­ing ng a club like United. ed.

“I look back ck on my time there and nd see it was a priv­i­lege lege to play for them m even when things gs weren’t go­ing g well. we But he’s rocked t the boat by talk­ing u up a move to M Madrid when he should sh be try­ing to make m his time at Old Ol Traf­ford work.

“I’d drive him to Man Manchester Air­port my­self my­self. It’s not worked out, h he’s not been con­sist con­sis­tent enough, but I’d wish him the best and say, ‘G ‘ Go and show us what a great gre player you are’.

“He’s not n done nearly enough to jus­tify his price tag and hasn’t helped Sol­sk­jaer when his man­ager re­ally needed him to per­form.

“I don’t think the club are help­ing Ole ei­ther with the Pogba sit­u­a­tion. I don’t care what any­one says about how good he is and that he’s a World Cup win­ner – for me he’s shown the club con­tempt with his be­hav­iour.

“The prob­lem now is that the pan­demic has wrecked the fi­nances of even the big­gest clubs and now the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus can’t af­ford him. Maybe his best op­tion is mov­ing to Paris Saint-Ger­main.”

Brazil knows a thor­ough­bred when he sees one – and he be­lieves Pogba should have taken his lead from United leg­end Bryan Rob­son ( left).

“When you think of the great play­ers the club have had – like Rob­son, who I played with – Pogba’s not in the same league,” Brazil said of the for­mer Eng­land skip­per, who played at Old Traf­ford from 1981 to 1994.

“Robbo was a true cap­tain, a fierce com­peti­tor, and just some­one who would never lie

A POG’S LIFE Brazil says he would be happy to drive Pogba to the air­port him­self down. If you weren’t ‘at it’ he would be scream­ing in your face, say­ing, ‘ This is cr*p, this is not good enough, we are bet­ter than this’.

“For me Rob­son was just a mag­nif­i­cent foot­baller. And he de­served that Cap­tain Mar­vel tag all day long.

“I played with so many greats, like Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hod­dle and Kenny Dal­glish, who could all af­fect any game they played in.

“But Rob­son’s men­tal­ity was on a dif­fer­ent level. What a guy – on and off the pitch.”

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