Man Utd slammed Paul Pogba’s treatment as £89million misfit set to leave for free


Tony Cascarino has slammed Manchester United for not making the most of Paul Pogba’s technical talents as the French contract rebel nears a summer exit

Paul Pogba unlikely to play for Manchester United again after injury

Tony Cascarino has claimed Manchester United have only themselves to blame for not getting the most out of Paul Pogba as the French midfielder nears a summer exit.

The 29-year-old is expected to be a free agent this summer and has rebuffed a number of contract offers from the club throughout the season. And after picking up a calf injury in United’s embarrassing 4-0 loss to Liverpool in midweek, it’s more than likely that Pogba has already played his last game for the club.

Interim United boss Ralf Rangnick has revealed the problem Pogba has been picking up on is set to sideline him for at least four weeks, meaning his disappointing second stint at Manchester is almost over.

But Cascarino hit out at United over the midfield, suggesting the inferior players Pogba has fielded in recent years at Old Trafford have limited his ability to make a positive impact in the Premier League – and that United are to blame for not not using Pogba’s technical talent properly.

The former Chelsea star – who also backed Pogba to shine away from Manchester – told The Times: “That Paul Pogba got to play his last game for Manchester United is a sad accusation for the club.

“Fans and pundits criticized the French midfielder for much of his time at Old Trafford, but from my perspective it was because I envied Pogba. You rarely see a player of his size who is fast, dominant in the air but can also defend himself technically, so he will be a big loss for the Premier League.

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Pogba suffered a season-ending injury early in United’s midweek hammering at Anfield


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“Perhaps we expected too much of Pogba given the level of players he had alongside him at United. At Juventus, he was part of a world-class midfield that included Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira and Arturo Vidal. For all the expensive signings United have made in recent years, they have never come close to a midfielder of this quality.”

Although Pogba has been criticized for the majority of his second stint at Old Trafford, the midfielder has become increasingly unpopular this season amid United’s struggles. The former Juventus ace has failed to impress on numerous occasions when fit and has also repeatedly refused to commit his long-term future to the club throughout the campaign.

United are now facing losing Pogba – who signed for his boyhood club in an £89million deal in the summer of 2016 – for nothing for the second time. The United academy graduate originally left the club to join Juventus after running out of contract earlier in his career.

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