Paul Pogba doesn’t want to be at Manchester United and “that’s his problem,” according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
The France international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for a while but the rumours have ramped up since Zinedine Zidane returned as their manager.
The Red Devils lost 2-0 to neighbours Manchester City in the derby at Old Trafford on Wednesday night with Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane scoring the goals.
And during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the Manchester derby, Neville gave his thoughts on Pogba’s future at the club and why he has underperformed at times this season.
“I think he is world class,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“I don’t think he wants to be here, that’s his problem.
“I think his agent’s into him.
“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.”