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Neville reckons constant Pogba speculation is ‘devastating’ for Manchester United

Gary Neville admits the constant speculation surrounding Paul Pogba is ‘devastating’ for Manchester United.

The France international was subject of a long-running transfer saga throughout the summer window, with the midfielder having been strongly linked with an Old Trafford exit amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.

Pogba admitted earlier this summer that he was interested in ‘a new challenge’, but with the window having now closed he will remain a Manchester United player until January at the very least.

The 26-year-old has rarely been out of the headlines since his then world-record move to Manchester three years ago, and former United defender Neville believes the constant media attention and speculation surrounding Pogba is ‘devastating’ for the club.

“For Manchester United, it’s devastating,” Neville told Norweigan TV.

”He is one of the best and most famous players in the world, but every week there are new issues.

“There is always controversy. It’s probably not his own fault, but the fact is that it is devastating for a club.

“That’s why Sir Alex Ferguson was at times clinical when he got rid of players. They were devastating.

“In a football club, everyone has to go in the same direction.”

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