Paul Pogba deserves a little bit of credit because of the Neymar situation at Paris Saint Germain says Sky Sports News presenter Kaveh Solhekol.
Contrary to multiple reports, the Frenchman joined United’s pre-season squad who boarded their flight to Perth on Sunday.
I hope we Never get any Raiola player after Paul Pogba.
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— Genius (@GeniusMUFC) 7 July 2019
However, he has kept no secret of his desire to leave Old Trafford over the course of the summer.
“I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.” he said in an Adidas promotional tour in Tokyo.
The same sentiment was resonated by his agent Mino Raiola last week who told the Times: “Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that.”
The World Cup winner has split opinions since his arrival at Old Trafford three seasons back.
But his recent comments were the tipping edge for fans even in his camp who now want Pogba sold in the summer transfer window.
However, Sky presenter Solhekol believes that Pogba deserves some plaudits for showing up on his club’s commitment instead of going AWOL like some of his high profile friends.
“If he hadn’t turned up for pre-season training, that really would have been the nuclear option,” Solhekol said on The Transfer Show.
“As far as Manchester United were concerned, they could have fined him, and it really would have been unprofessional.
“So, we have to give him a little bit of credit – I know Manchester United supporters are not pleased with him at the moment.
“We have to give him a little bit of credit for actually showing up and doing what he was supposed to do.
“Especially when you compare it to what’s happened with Neymar, who hasn’t turned up for training with PSG.
“And also Antoine Griezmann, who claimed yesterday he was suffering from ‘emotional stress’ and that’s why he couldn’t turn up for pre-season training.
“If you do listen to Manchester United fans at the moment it does seem like it would be difficult for Paul Pogba to play for Manchester United again.
“They are very, very unhappy about the way he has disrespected the club.
“They’re not used to Manchester United players coming out and saying they want to leave Old Trafford.”
So Manchester United fans, what do you think?
Should we keep Pogba or Sell him?
Let us know in the comments below.