Former Liverpool star urges Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba

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Former Premier League player and pundit Jamie Carragher has claimed that Manchester United should look to cash in on Paul Pogba.

The Premier League side spent a club-record amount to sign the 27-year-old Frenchman but he has not had the desired impact at Old Trafford so far.

Paul Pogba was signed to be the main man at Manchester United and drive the club forward towards trophies. However, the midfielder has been quite inconsistent and injury-prone since his move back to Old Trafford.

Furthermore his inclusion in the starting lineup has caused a tactical imbalance in the side as well. Paul Pogba plays as a central midfielder but that leaves Manchester United exposed and vulnerable to counterattacks.

It will be interesting to see whether Manchester United decide to sell him at the end of this season. The midfielder has been linked with a return to Juventus and the likes of Real Madrid are thought to be monitoring this situation as well.

Bruno Fernandes is undoubtedly the best midfielder at the club right now and there is no way Pogba and Fernandes can play alongside each other in the midfield without leaving Manchester United defensively vulnerable.

Carragher said: “He’s possibly never done well in any position or tactical setup that different managers have had.

 “Would I pick him in the Manchester United team? No, I wouldn’t. He’s a huge name, he’s come for a huge transfer fee, but I don’t think he’s a great player.

“People say he’s won the World Cup and I get that. But when he came in I thought he might have the impact like [Frank] Lampard at Chelsea, [Steven] Gerrard at Liverpool, Yaya Toure at Man City – those players drove their team to titles, European Cups.

“When you’re that man who’s seen as the one to take United to the next level, which people might say it’s too much pressure to put on one man, but that’s what we were told was coming.

“It just hasn’t happened for him at Manchester United. For me, I’d be looking to move him on.”