Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, according to his former team-mate Patrice Evra.
The France international has endured a largely difficult campaign at Old Trafford, initially thriving under Jose Mourinho’s successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before his form tailed off dramatically towards the end of the season.
He was also involved in a verbal spat with a handful of United fans following their 2-0 home loss to relegated Cardiff City on Sunday.
Despite the criticism, Pogba ended 2018-19 with 13 Premier League goals and a further nine assists – more than any of his United team-mates managed – and earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year.
Evra – who played with Pogba at United, Juventus and in the French national side – says incidents like the one with United fans are “killing” him and that he expects him to move on in the coming months.
“I don’t want to blame all the players because I think that some players are here [at United] and they themselves don’t even know why they are here,” he told Sky Sports.
“I think [Pogba] will leave because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed. If Paul decides to stay another year and then leave, or stay another few years, maybe the fans will love him because he is committed.
“It’s not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like with the fans, they are killing Paul.”