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Patrice Evra expects Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United

Former United player says fellow Frenchman 'needs to feel the love' from supporters, which he has not this season

French midfielder Paul Pogba has received plenty of criticism at Manchester United this season. Dan Mullan / Getty Images
French midfielder Paul Pogba has received plenty of criticism at Manchester United this season. Dan Mullan / Getty Images

Patrice Evra expects Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United in the summer following criticism from the club's supporters, some British media outlets have reported.

Pogba received plenty of abuse from a section of the crowd at Old Trafford following their defeat to Cardiff City on Sunday - the final day of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

"I think [Pogba] will leave, because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed," Evra 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."

Pogba has endured a largely disappointing season on the pitch as his relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho soured, and the midfielder was a target of ire during the players' end-of-season lap of honour.

"When I go to the game and I see fans shouting and swearing at players, I am in shock," Evra said. "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."

Updated: May 14, 2019 03:27 PM

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