Manchester United: Emmanuel Petit says Paul Pogba is miserable and needs to leave

Manchester United: Emmanuel Petit says Paul Pogba is miserable and needs to leave


‘The link is broken’: Emmanuel Petit believes Paul Pogba is miserable and ‘not motivated’ at Manchester United and needs to leave with PSG, Real Madrid and Juventus all potential destinations in the summer

  • Paul Pogba’s Manchester United contract is set to expire in the summer
  • A renewal appears unlikely with PSG, Real Madrid and Juventus linked with him
  • His French compatriot Emmanuel Petit says it’s obvious Pogba is miserable
  • Petit says there’s no point in United trying to keep hold of a demotivated player
  • Pogba is due to return from a thigh injury in the next couple of weeks 











Paul Pogba is obviously miserable at Manchester United and needs to leave to revive his career, according to his French compatriot Emmanuel Petit.

The midfielder’s United contract expires in the summer and a renewal looks highly unlikely as he is linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus.

Pogba, who is poised to return from a thigh injury in the next few weeks, has rarely lived up to his £89million price tag at Old Trafford having returned to the club in 2016.

Paul Pogba is miserable and needs to leave Manchester United, according to Emmanuel Petit

Paul Pogba is miserable and needs to leave Manchester United, according to Emmanuel Petit

French World Cup winner Petit said the 'link is broken' between Pogba and Man United

French World Cup winner Petit said the ‘link is broken’ between Pogba and Man United

And France World Cup winner Petit feels a move away would be in Pogba’s best interests.

‘I believe the link is broken between Paul Pogba and Manchester United,’ he told Bookmakers.com.

‘You can see in his body language that he is not happy, it is obvious. You don’t have to be an expert to understand that.

‘In the last few years, he has been hit by so many injuries and I just believe it is time for him to leave the club.

‘His future is just not at Manchester United. They also get no benefit out of a player that is clearly not motivated anymore either.

Pogba (back, second from left) posted a picture of his return to training on Monday

 Pogba (back, second from left) posted a picture of his return to training on Monday

Man United fixtures 

Premier League unless stated

Saturday West Ham (H)

February 4 Middlesbrough (H)

FA Cup fourth round

February 8 Burnley (A)

February 12 Southampton (H)

February 20 Leeds United (A)

February 23 Atletico Madrid (A)

Champions League last-16, first leg

‘Which means they need to find the best solution for both of them.’

It came as United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick insisted Pogba will give his all between now and the end of the season in order to secure a move away.

‘By the way, my contract as a manager is also expiring in the summer,’ said United’s interim boss ahead of Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Brentford.

‘We have the same goal. We have the same ambition to be as successful as we can possibly be in the next three or four months.

‘For me, it’s not a question if a player has an expiring contract. The question is how much does he still want to be a part of this group? How much does he still feel emotionally and physically on board?

‘As long as this is the case, why shouldn’t Paul Pogba – now after two-and-half months of injury and fully fit again – also want to show up?

‘He wants to show the fans of Manchester United, the board, the whole world, what kind of player he can be. Even if it’s only to show enough for a new contract elsewhere, he will be highly motivated to do that.

‘Why should I then not play him? There is a difference of how players deal with their current situation. If they handle that in a professional way, of course I will play players although they have a contact expiring in the summer.’

United return to action when they host West Ham on Saturday afternoon, though the game is likely to come too soon for Pogba.

United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick expects Pogba to perform to earn a big-money move

United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick expects Pogba to perform to earn a big-money move

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