Patrice Evra has said that Manchester United fans are ‘killing’ Paul Pogba following footage of him being lambasted by fans.
While the Frenchman finished the 2018/19 season as Manchester United‘s top goalscorer and top assist provider, the World Cup winning midfielder often has his attitude and work rate questioned by fans and pundits alike.
The latest instance of this came as Pogba failed to track his man from a throw-in, resulting in Josh Murphy being in acres of space before Nathaniel Mendez-Laing netted his second goal of the game in the last day defeat against Cardiff on Sunday.
Following the game, footage emerged of a United fan abusing Pogba, but former Red Devils left-back, Patrice Evra, has lept to the defence of his good friend.
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“It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul,” he told Sky Sports.
“He has the most goals, most assists. I know you can question his leadership and in the last few games you want more, so that’s why you can criticise him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season.
“Just because it’s Paul Pogba, he has haircuts, he dances, his Instagram and everything, people will criticise him while forgetting the player that he is. Only him and De Gea can play in a big team in Europe.”
Pogba has been linked with big money move to Real Madrid, and Evra reckons that he will leave due to the lack of support from the Old Trafford faithful.
“I think he will leave because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed.
“If Paul decides to stay another year and then leave, or stay another few years, maybe the fans will love him because he is committed. The United fans love you when you say you are committed.”
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