PAUL POGBA is “poison” and Manchester United should sell him as soon as possible, according to talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil.
United boss Jose Mourinho and the French World Cup winner are at odds again – and were involved in a showdown at training today – as the £89million man was stripped of the vice-captaincy before the Carabao Cup defeat to Derby.
Mourinho was unhappy with Pogba’s comments about their style of play after drawing at home to Wolves on Saturday.
And Brazil, who spent two years at Old Trafford in the Eighties, insists Pogba is a “bad egg” and should be shown the door.
He said on his Sports Breakfast show earlier today: “If Fergie was still manager now, Pogba would not be there – not a hope in hell.
“Fergie would not trust someone with that reputation, even if he is a World Cup winner, he just wouldn’t.
“I think Jose has been patient, but I think his patience has run out now.
“I think he realises this man is a bad egg.
“A great player and a World Cup winner, but poison.”
Barcelona were heavily linked with the 25-year-old in the summer after his World Cup triumph and the Catalan giants have been quoted £200m if they want Pogba in January.
However, Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola have done nothing to kill the stories.
Brazil added: “If someone comes in with a massive offer I think Jose will be saying, ‘I’ve made a mistake with this guy, I can’t control him, so I suggest we take the money’.
“But he’s got to make that decision before January because he’ll have to replace him.
“United’s next two games will be interesting – will Pogba sulk in training and just stroll about?
“Or will he roll his sleeves up, get on with it and say: ‘I want to play, I’ll prove everyone wrong, I’m a World Cup winner, it’s not me’?”
United face West Ham at the London Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday.
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