Neville gives four views while telling Pogba: ‘Don’t be a mercenary’

source: football365

Gary Neville reckons there are four different ways to look at Paul Pogba’s situation at Manchester United.

The France World Cup winner’s future at Old Trafford looks unclear after a summer during which his agent, Mino Raiola, was angling to move his client to Barcelona.

Pogba’s comments since suggest the 25-year-old is keen to leave, but United are maintaining their stance that their record signing is not for sale.

Former United star Neville is in a position to analyse Pogba’s position from four different perspectives.

He told The Times: “Neville the pundit on Pogba would say, ‘He’s a talented player but I want to see more consistency and leadership’.

“As a fan, honestly, part of me is that no one is bigger than the club and I am not interested in people who are looking left and right.

“So Paul, if you want to go play somewhere else, let’s make that work for you because Manchester United will be fine, don’t worry about that.

“The owner in me would do what United are doing at the moment, saying he is not for sale.

“They have to protect their asset but privately they might be doing a deal because they want to get their £90m back.

“If I was still in that dressing room giving personal advice it would be, ‘Paul, it’s obvious you want to play somewhere else but be professional. Don’t be someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer. You don’t need to do that.’

“So there are four ways to look at it — pundit, owner, fan, a personal word.”

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