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Close Friend Patrice Evra Has Say On Paul Pogba's Man Utd Future

Close Friend Patrice Evra Has Say On Paul Pogba's Man Utd Future

Patrice Evra believes that Paul Pogba will Manchester United.

The two Frenchmen are close with Evra saying they speak every day. Evra was a teammate of Pogba during his first spell at Old Trafford and also at international level.

"I think he will leave because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed," the former Manchester United player told Sky Sports.

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. The United fans love you when you say you are committed.

When I go to the game and I see fans shouting and swearing at players, I am in shock. In my time, you can play the worst game of your life and they will clap you. I remember losing 4-1 at home to Liverpool and they were still singing. That's the United fans I know - they've just had enough.

I don't talk for Paul, whether he stays or leaves, but when you have negativity around you, you should leave.

The 26-year-old was booed following United's 2-0 defeat to Cardiff in their final game of the season at the weekend.

"It's not like I am protecting Paul but when there are incidents like yesterday with the fan, they are killing Paul," said Evra.

"He has the most goals, most assists. I know you can question his leadership and in the last few games you want more, so that's why you can criticise him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season.

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"Just because it's Paul Pogba, he has haircuts, he dances, his Instagram and everything, people will criticise him while forgetting the player that he is. Only him and De Gea can play in a big team in Europe.

"I advise Paul every day. We Facetime, we talk. I tell him every day what it means to wear the tracksuit, not even the shirt, just the tracksuit and what it represents. He listens to me.

"Before he left the club when he was young to go to Juventus, I spent two hours at his house talking to his mother and brothers, saying how Paul can be the new Patrick Vieira at United."

Evra also questioned Alexis Sanchez's motivations for moving to United.

"Some players only come for the money, I am not afraid to say that," said Evra.

"I have nothing against him, but Sanchez, when I saw the deal, that's when I thought the Manchester United history just went down. He had Manchester City, they were offering less money but he was going to play a better football than United - I'm sorry about that, but City play better football. Guardiola will also improve him.

"So I want to know what is the real reason for choosing United? Don't tell me he loved Manchester United when he was a kid. It's either the money or he wanted to be the number one, take the No 7 shirt and be the star."

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