Manchester, June 22 (IANS) Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes constant speculations surrounding midfielder Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford isn’t helping the club on the pitch.
Neville urged Pogba to end such rumours and commit his future to Manchester United. Pogba has been linked with a move away from the club in recent times with Real Madrid and Juventus reportedly ready to acquire his services.
“There’s no doubt that a committed Paul Pogba to Manchester United can be a great player,” Neville said on his official podcast as per Goal.com. “His assists, his goals, are good. They’ve been very good in the last couple of seasons.
“He’s up there with some of the very best in his position in Europe. It’s just the case of settling down.
“Hopefully with the economic problems around Europe, teams won’t be able to go out and spend 80, 90 or 100 million on new players, Manchester United will keep him and Paul Pogba will understand that he’s staying at Manchester United.
“That’s all I’ve ever asked of Paul Pogba, just commitment. His performances, I’ve never blamed him for Manchester United’s problems over the years,” he added.
Neville also stated that Pogba is the only world-class player in the Red Devils’ roster currently and if he stays committed to the club then performance of both can improve significantly.
“I do believe he’s the one real world-class player – David de Gea I would have said two years ago – in Manchester United’s squad.
“He’s the one who should be leading from the front, and if there’s continuous speculation over his future it isn’t helpful, it creates doubt in the dressing room.
“Now, I feel there’s a better chance of that team really succeeding, and I think they’ll play at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, and there won’t be any doubt that he’ll play with Bruno Fernandes.”