‘He’s upset a lot of people… I think it’s best for everyone if he leaves’: Teddy Sheringham urges Man United to sell Paul Pogba as Bastian Schweinsteiger says club need players who care
Manchester United should sell unsettled £145million-rated Paul Pogba to Real Madrid this summer, according to two of the club’s former players.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a big-money switch to the Bernabeu and both Teddy Sheringham and Bastian Schweinsteiger believe the deal would be a positive one for United.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning, legendary former United striker Sheringham did not hold back in his criticism of the 26-year-old.
Paul Pogba takes pictures with Manchester United fans after arriving in Oslo on Monday
Pogba trained with his United team-mates but is being linked with a big-money move away
‘Ole is obviously saying the right things about Pogba, he knows him from his Under 21 days but again, I just don’t think the fit is right,’ he said.
‘He’s upset a lot of people with his demeanour and attitude at Old Trafford, and I think it would be best for everyone concerned if he left. I think he needs to go.
‘If Real Madrid want him, whether they’re going to be paying £100million, £150m, let him go, start again, and use the money to go and buy someone that really wants to being playing for Man United and showing how good he is and what his worth is for Man United.’
Bastian Schweinsteiger is of the same opinion, and believes the hierarchy at Old Trafford need to cut their losses and get him out.
Bastian Schweinsteiger believes United should let him go to Real Madrid if he wants to leave
Teddy Sheringham (second left) says ex team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should cut his losses
Speaking to BBC Sport, the 34-year-old – currently at Chicago Fire – said: ‘If a player wants to leave the club, you shouldn’t stop him.
‘You need players who are 100 per cent into the club and care about the club, that’s the only way you can survive at the top level and have success.
‘Paul is a great player, he is just looking for a team where he can play the same style that he does with the France national team, so if you give him that kind of team around him, he would be happy at United.’