Manchester United’s treble-winning goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has described Paul Pogba as the club’s “problem child” and says the Frenchman is unpopular with the supporters.
The 26-year-old joined United for a then-world-record fee from Juventus in 2016, but has helped to add only the League Cup and Europa League to the club’s trophy cabinet during the last three years.
The midfielder’s relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be stronger than with the Norwegian’s predecessor, but Schmeichel says he is struggling to win over the fans.
He said: “[The] 75,000 people here, they’re not really too happy about him.
“You kind of hear that around, people don’t like Pogba that much because he doesn’t do that much for the team.”
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“Ole will not want to cut his losses with Pogba over the next six to eight months. If a player continually expresses his desire – either personally, or through his agent – to not be at the club, what do you do?
“I get it that you cannot sell him until you replace him, but he is a manager who is in a situation who – what do you do, keep players that do not want to be here and then become a bit of a problem in the dressing room potentially through that negativity spreading?