Alex Ferguson assistant convinced Man Utd star will leave club after Everton loss

Alex Ferguson assistant convinced Man Utd star will leave club after Everton loss

Former Sir Alex Ferguson assistant Rene Meulensteen is convinced Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of the season following today’s loss to Everton.

Man United received yet another kick to the teeth in their attempt to close in on the 4th position when they lost 1-0 to The Toffees at lunchtime today.

United started the game on the front foot, created a few goalscoring chances but failed to capitalise on any.

Their failure to crush their early chances completely would quickly take its toll on them when Gordon scored the only goal of the game in the 27th minute.

Paul Pogba started the game on the bench behind Nemanja Matic and Fred but was brought into the mix midway through the first half when he replaced injured Fred.

Despite his early introduction, the World Cup winner failed to make his mark and Rene Meulensteen believes the 29-year-old hasn’t lived up to expectations and will leave the club as a free agent in the summer.

“Failure is a big word but has Pogba lived up to the expectations? I don’t think so,” Meulensteen said.

“He knew what the expectations were when he came back, to compete for the Premier League and the Champions League.

Rene Meulensteen believes Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United in the summer
Rene Meulensteen believes Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United in the summer

“Not everything has clicked with the players around him or the system, does he actually suit the Premier League?

“What frustrated me a little bit is Paul has never really outspoken his commitment to United. He’s never come out there and said he’s going to bring United back to where they belong.

“There’s always been issues over his future and that doesn’t sit well with the fans. It’s not just one player though, there’s many more issues that need to be addressed before United are going to get back on the right track.

“Since he’s come back it hasn’t really happened for him or United. I think he will leave now.”

Source: Stadium Astro.

Manchester United’s defeat to Everton has thwarted their chances of closing in on Arsenal and Tottenham, their top-four rivals.

United will look to bounce back to winning ways when they face Norwich City next weekend.