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Manchester United treble-winner Teddy Sheringham has called on his former club to sell wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola confirmed earlier this week the midfielder is “unhappy” with his situation and wants to leave United as soon as the January transfer window opens.
Despite the transfer bombshell, Pogba was involved in United’s clash with RB Leipzig on Tuesday, making an appearance off the bench in the 3-2 defeat which sealed the Red Devils’ elimination from the Champions League.
Even before Raiola gave the frank interview, it had long been suspected Pogba was disgruntled at Old Trafford and pushing for a move away.
And Sheringham insists it’s high time United cut their losses with Pogba by letting him go.
“Pogba could do without his agent making these comments, he seems to pop up and put spanners in the works every time,” Sheringham told CardsChat . “It’s not great, every three to four months this seems to happen with comments from his agent or Pogba himself.
“When you’re a manager you could do without it, you think you’ve sorted it, got Pogba playing well again and then this comes out just ahead of a big fixture where they needed a result.
“It’s constant from the player and the agent to the extent where overall I think they should let him leave.”
While he urged United to offload Pogba, Sheringham insists the club should persist with captain Harry Maguire after the defender’s difficult start to the season.
He added: “When I look at Harry Maguire I look at the long-term impact. I think he’s an outstanding player. I think he’s a very, very good character.
“Obviously, he’s had his problems at the start of the season, but when you’re a top player, you learn how to deal with it, you hang in there, and you crack on and you keep going.
“You get good people around you and, hopefully, you come through it together. It looks like Ole has stuck by him, the way he should, because he’s a top player and a top man.”
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