• Man Utd should get rid of Pogba: Carragher
  • Pogba rejoined Man Utd in 2016 on a $118 million transfer
  • Pogba is contracted with Man Utd until 2022

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher slammed Paul Pogba, calling the Manchester United midfielder an "overrated" player Tuesday.

Ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League tie with RB Leipzig, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola shook Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s camp by saying, "I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United."Carragher, who urged the Old Trafford side to get rid of Pogba, said that the French player would have been aware of what Raiola was planning to say, and did not stop his agent from going ahead with the plan just a day before his side's important Champions League game.

"Get rid. I have been saying this for 12 months. Oh my god, he is the most overrated player I have seen in my life. I think the two of them are a disgrace. We will all look at the agent now, and say 'ask Pogba what he thinks'. Agents in this day and age are not just agents, they are a parent, the best friend, the financial advisor, they book holidays; they go away together. He will be Pogba’s best mate, so Pogba will be well aware of what was going to come out of his mouth. And if he wasn’t, he should sack his agent, " Carragher told Sky Sports.

In the same interview, Carragher – who only played for Liverpool in his soccer career – went on to say that even though Manchester United should sell Pogba, he was not sure if any club would take him now. Pogba, who moved from Juventus to Man Utd for a transfer fee of $118 million, is contracted with the Solskjaer's side until 2022.

"I don’t know where he’s going to go. Who is going to have him? Manchester United want to be rid of him. Don’t kid yourself. There are only two clubs better than Man United, and that’s Barcelona and Real Madrid. By better, I mean who players you can understand going to. So [Cristiano] Ronaldo goes from Manchester United to Real Madrid. Everyone sees Barcelona and Real Madrid as the pinnacle of club football. There is no chance in the world Real Madrid or Barcelona will buy him. I will be flabbergasted if they come in for him. Maybe there is a French thing with [Zinedine] Zidane. But I would not go anywhere near him, " added Carragher.

Paul Pogba is struggling to find a role at Manchester United
Paul Pogba is struggling to find a role at Manchester United AFP / OZAN KOSE

Pogba has made 13 appearances for Manchester United in 2020-21, starting only six and he recently netted his first goal of the ongoing campaign that came in his side’s fourth-round League Cup fixture against Brighton.