Former United Legend Speaks Out Over Pogba
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane insists the club won’t miss Paul Pogba if he is sold on this summer.
Keane was speaking after United’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, a result that leaves the Red Devils trailing their opponents by 19 points with less than half the season gone. It also leaves them 11 points off a place in next season’s Champions League.
Pogba has been criticised for his performances for United this season. He last started in the 2-2 draw with Southampton earlier this month and was an unused substitute on Sunday. But Keane was forthright in his assessment over whether he should be sold in the summer.
“I think there are one or two problems with players, obviously not on top form,” he told Sky Sports.
“And the obvious one being Pogba. If he’s sitting on the bench today and not getting on then you’re thinking his days must be numbered. I don’t think they’ll do anything with Pogba in January but come the summer you move him on and it’s no big deal, he’s left Manchester United before.”
Casillas Hits Out At Mourinho
Meanwhile, former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has criticised Jose Mourinho and questioned whether he has the man to continue leading Manchester United.
The two men had a falling out during Mourinho’s time at the Bernabeu. Mourinho dropped Casillas from the side and the resulting feud saw two factions develop within the Real Madrid dressing room: Spanish speakers such as Casillas and Portuguese speakers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe.
But in a tweet on Sunday evening, Casillas referred to Mourinho’s coaching methods.
“According to a Portuguese newspaper someone said that a player like me [37 years old] is at the end of his career. Completely agree!
“My question is, for that newspaper: in the case of coaches, when and at what point do you see that they are no longer to lead a team or train?”
Casillas regained his place in the side after Mourinho was replaced as head coach by Carlo Ancelotti but he was sold the following summer in what he described as “a hangover from the previous regime”.