Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince has slammed current Red Devils midfielder Paul Pogba following the French international’s poor run of recent form at Old Trafford.
Pogba put in a below-par performance in United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday and was subsequently dropped by Mourinho for their crunch tie against Arsenal in midweek.
The Frenchman did come off the bench against Unai Emery’s side but his introduction was met with a mixed reception and Paul Ince feels that the boos should come as no shock to Pogba, believing that the Old Trafford faithful are starting to turn on the midfielder.
“When it comes to Pogba,” the former United and England midfielder told Paddy Power. “It’s just another drama, another chapter in the life of him.
“He was atrocious against Southampton and didn’t deserve to be picked for a game like Arsenal. It’s all well and good him moaning off the pitch, but the fact is, he’s doing nothing to deserve a place in the side.
“Pogba’s supposed to be world class, but he looks bang average. If he thinks his place is to come on the pitch and do stupid little flicks and tricks which lead to them losing the ball – he’s an idiot.
Pogba returned to United in a world record deal, at the time, in 2016, but has arguably failed to live up to his lofty price-tag in the two amd a half seasons back at Old Trafford.
There has also been some speculation suggesting that Juventus, Pogba’s old club, would be keen on taking him back to Italy. Ince feels that many United fans would not be sad to see the back of the World Cup winner following his lacklustre displays.
“It doesn’t matter how big your name is. No one is too big of a name to be dropped at United, or at least they shouldn’t be.
“It’s rare that United players (fans) would boo a player, but they’re getting sick of his behaviour.
“There aren’t many United fans that would be sad to see him go.
“If he’s that desperate to leave Old Trafford – he should just go. In fact, that would be the best outcome for everyone involved.”