By Frank McAvennie

18th Dec, 2021 | 4:00pm

Pundit claims Pogba should never play for Man United again after Rangnick update

Frank McAvennie claims Paul Pogba should not play for Man United until his contract situation is resolved.

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to Ralf Rangnick’s assessment of the midfielder’s situation.

As quoted by Sky Sports (11 December) Rangnick admitted he will not try to change Pogba‘s, 28, mind if he doesn’t want to stay at Man United on a long-term basis.

On the same day, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano maintained the Red Devils’ offer of a new contract is still on the table.

Pogba’s current deal will expire at the end of the season.

McAvennie claims the midfielder should not play for the club again until he agrees a new deal.

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“The boy is a talent but he’s not performing,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“For me, he sums up everything that has happened at Man United in the last couple of seasons.

“People have blamed the managers instead of the players, Really, there are no leaders in that dressing room.

“Based on how much money they paid, Pogba should be a true leader on and off the pitch there.

“He’s not even close to that. If he won’t commit to the club then fine, don’t play him.

“I’m sure Man United will be absolutely fine without him. If he won’t sign, he should never play for them again.”

Pogba has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season.

He has chipped in with seven assists but is yet to find the net.

In other news, a pundit has called for ‘big’ Premier League action after Man United talks this week.