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‘I’d have him out’ – Ireland legend McGrath urges Manchester United to sell Pogba

Ireland legend, Paul McGrath, has said Manchester United should sell controversial midfielder Paul Pogba, despite describing him as a ‘fabulous footballer’.

The World Cup winner suggested last month that he wanted a new challenge away from Manchester United, with his controversial agent, Mino Raiola, leaving nobody in any doubt of his client’s intentions to ‘move on’.

While the stats reveal Pogba to have been United’s most influential player last season, his attitude and antics both on and off the pitch have seen many of the Old Trafford faithful turn their back on the £89 million man.

However, it seems as though the fans aren’t the only ones who have had enough of the Frenchman, with former Manchester United defender Paul McGrath saying that his old side would be ‘idiots’ to allow him to run the club.

“Paul Pogba seems to live in a world of his own,” McGrath told Off The Ball.

“He thinks he can run Manchester United because he’s so powerful and this, that and the other. And he can’t.

“They’re idiots if they let it happen anyway. I’d have him out of the club.”

While McGrath is in no doubt of Pogba’s quality, he believes the Frenchman isn’t fully focussed on the job of actually being a professional footballer.

“I think he’s a fabulous footballer. That’s the problem I have with him,” he continued.

“He’s so young and he is a fabulous footballer. But he’s concentrating on so many other things like silver watches and whatever watches he gets from whichever people.

“But he should be concentrating on playing football because he’s a good footballer.

“And if he concentrated on football, Manchester United would fly up the league.”

United are believed to be wanting £150 million for their star asset, with Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG all interested, although whether any are able to match the Red Devils valuation is yet to be seen.

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