‘Get rid of it!’: Paul Pogba is ‘the most overrated player I’ve ever seen in my life’, beats Jamie Carragher after Mino Raiola’s latest outburst – insisting the Frenchman is not ‘worth the effort’ for Manchester United is like it was Cristiano Ronaldo
Jamie Carragher has dubbed Paul Pogba the most overrated player he has ever seen after his agent announced the Frenchman would be leaving Manchester United.
On Monday, Mino Raiola urged United to sell their £ 89m record signing next summer or risk losing it for free if his contract expires in June 2022 because he claims Pogba won’t sign a new one.
Raiola has already expressed doubts about Pogba’s future and the timing of his final comments will infuriate manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – but Carragher continued Monday night football that United should be happy to sell the world champions as he called the pair a “disgrace”.
Jamie Carragher (left) has named Paul Pogba the most overrated player he has ever seen
Pogba, pictured here with Agent Mino Raiola in 2016, gave United a headache
WHERE COULD POGBA END?
- Real Madrid 11/4
- PSG 5/1
- Juventus 11/2
- Barcelona 9/1
- Inter Milan 19/1
- Bayern Munich 20/1
- Manchester City 33/1
- Chelsea 33/1
- Every MLS club 60/1
(Chances to win Pogba before February 2021 – provided by Betfair)
‘Get rid of! I’ve been saying this for 12 months. The most overrated player I have ever seen in my life! ‘Carragher continued Sky Sports.
“I think the two are a shame. We’re all going to look at the agent now and ask Pogba what he thinks. Agents in this day and age, they’re not just agents, they’re parents, a best friend, a financial advisor, they book vacations, they go out together.
‘These two will be like this (cross your fingers). He’ll be Pogba’s best buddy. So Pogba will know exactly what would come out of his mouth. If not, he should fire his agent.
‘It’s very, very simple. That’s all that has to happen. I mean I don’t know where he’s going … who’s going to have him? I do not get it? ‘
His agent Raiola, who is known to be open, told the Italian newspaper Tuttosport: ‘I can say it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
“He has to change teams, he has to change air.
“He has a contract that expires in a year and a half in the summer of 2022, but I think the best solution for the parties is to sell on the next market.
“Otherwise, the club, with which we have excellent relations, knows well that a free transfer would risk losing him as the player does not currently intend to renew.”
However, ex-Liverpool defender Carragher insisted that United sell the 27-year-old who returned to the club from Juventus four years ago in the great hope that he was ready to reach his potential.
Raiola already has a tumultuous relationship with Manchester United and this will help
Pogba (center) was associated with a summer change but stayed at the club
“United want to get rid of him – don’t kid yourself,” Carragher continued.
‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played Scott McTominay and Fred in midfield. And he had to use it because he was resting player.
“He hasn’t played in a month, but he hasn’t been out. He had an injury, but before that he was on the bench. He played because they were resting players for Leipzig. Would you play it in Leipzig now? ‘
Carragher also pointed to similarities with Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from United to Real Madrid for a then world record in 2009, but felt the main difference was that Pogba wasn’t worth the same amount of effort.
Pogba is part of the United squad that will face RB Leipzig in Europe on Tuesday evening
Pogba appeared to have turned a corner recently but now appears to be on his way out
“Remember, a few years ago everyone knew Ronaldo was going to Real Madrid, but United had to put up with it because it was worth the effort,” added Carragher.
‘Pogba is not worth the effort. Get rid of him.
‘There are only two clubs that are better than United and they are Barca and Real Madrid. And when I say it better, I mean that players (who leave) understand that they are the pinnacle of club football. Have to accept that.
‘There’s no chance in the world that Real Madrid or Barca will buy him. I’ll be amazed again when they come in.
‘Maybe with a French thing [Zinedine] Zidane there, but I wouldn’t get anywhere near him. ‘
Carragher believes Pogba isn’t worth the same hassle as Cristiano Ronaldo was in 2009