Roy Keane Feels That Pogba Is On His Way Out

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane before the match.

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After Sunday’s Liverpool defeat, Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United looks grimmer than ever before. The Frenchman, who had won the World Cup with his nation in the summer, could have certainly injected some much-needed creativity in the side’s midfield against a team of Liverpool’s caliber.

However, the former Juventus stat remained an unused substitute on the night, with Jose Mourinho electing to bring on Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, and Marouane Fellaini instead.

This is certainly a bummer given Pogba’s potential when surrounded by the right team, but there is no denying that the environment adjacent to the star is swiftly turning toxic.

Now, one Manchester United legend has had his say on Pogba and quite predictably, it isn’t positive.

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Roy Keane lamented about the Mancunian side’s showing by stating the following: “I think the players are giving everything. I think there’s one or two players not on top form, the obvious one being Pogba.”

He then went on to add what he felt about the future of the Frenchman: “Pogba’s sitting on the bench, watching that game and not getting on, you’re thinking his days must be numbered. I don’t think they’ll do anything with Pogba in January but come the summer you move him on. It’s no big deal, he’s left United before.”

This report is in line with the latest claims surrounding Pogba, with the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, and PSG emerging as strong contenders for his signature.

A more radical claim even went as far as to suggest that Pogba will be offloaded in January itself, with an initial loan move on the cards. However, all things considered, it seems likely that Old Trafford’s prodigal son will slog on till the end of this season, and based on where the club goes then, so will his future be written.