EPL: ‘Unhappy’ Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial told to leave Manchester United immediately
Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, Emmanuel Petit, has told ‘unhappy’ Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to leave Manchester United without further delay.
Pogba has not been in the Manchester United squad since early November due to an injury he sustained during the international break
He has, however, returned to training this week.
The 28-year-old is now in the final year of his current deal at Old Trafford and is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
Petit, a former French midfielder, wants his countrymen to leave Old Trafford in order to enjoy their footballing career elsewhere.
Martial joined the Red Devils in 2015 and has gone on to played over 250 games for the Old Trafford landlords
The France forward has now fallen down the pecking order in recent seasons at the club and last month told new boss, Ralf Rangnick he wanted to leave.
“I believe the link is broken between Paul Pogba and Manchester United,” Petit told bookmakers.com.
“You can see in his body language that he is not happy, it is obvious.
“You don’t have to be an expert to understand that…It is time for him to leave the club.
“His future is just not at Manchester United. They also get no benefit out of a player that is clearly not motivated anymore either. Which means they need to find the best solution for both of them.”
Speaking on Martial, Petit added, “I understand that Anthony represents a value for the club, but he is not happy there.
“He shouldn’t come back to France though. When he left Monaco so young, to join one of the biggest clubs in the world and spend seven seasons there, it’s not all for returning to France straight afterwards.
“If I was MartiaI, I would make up my mind very quickly. There are links to Spanish clubs, he could go there. But I still believe he has a future in the Premier League.”
While Pogba is just recovering from his bad injury and is still out of Rangnick’s squad, MartiaI was on the bench on Wednesday night when Manchester United defeated Brentford 3-1 in the Premier League.
Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford were the scorers for the Red Devils who are still 7th in the Premier League table tied on points with fifth placed Arsenal and two points behind West Ham in fourth place.