Manchester United need to “move” Paul Pogba on at the earliest opportunity, according to Red Devils hero Paul Parker.
Pogba has been regularly linked with a move away from Old Trafford with Juventus and Real Madrid believed to be keen on the midfielder.
Pogba has played just eight games for Manchester United this season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealing earlier this week that the Frenchman is not close to returning.
Despite his lack of action on the pitch, the World Cup winner’s agent Mino Raiola has been regularly speaking about his client’s future.
And with so much speculation, Parker believes that United should just do all they can to get rid of the 26-year-old.
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“The whole thing has to stop, it’s as simple as that,” Parker, speaking on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK, told Express Sport.
“They just need it to move on. It’s not about when he comes back, don’t even wait for that. Just move him on now and take his agent with him.
“His agent has said a lot of stuff, Pogba hasn’t said anything. There’s enough opportunities for him to come out and set the record straight.
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“If he came out and said he wants to leave, a lot more respect would be had. Don’t let a non-football man do it for you.
“The fans are not fussed about him anymore, they’ve got no interest anymore. Even if he does come back, they are fed up of ifs and buts.
“If the real Paul Pogba was there, with Bruno Fernandes and Fred around as well, that would be a good combination. But it ain’t going to be.
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“Manchester United have to move him on. They need positivity and that’s with players that want to be there.”
Parker is preparing to cycle from London to Amsterdam for the second year in a row in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
This year’s ride takes place from June 5-7 with places still up for grabs to also take the saddle.
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Parker added: “Football to Amsterdam has been a huge success for Prostate Cancer UK, and it’s fantastic to see that it has raised over £2.5m so far.
“I’ll admit I was a little sceptical before the ride last year as I wasn’t much of a cyclist, but the support and camaraderie between all the riders guided me through – and I enjoyed the ride so much that I’ve signed up for 2020.
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“Prostate Cancer UK is a terrific cause and is making huge strides in football and beyond. Events like Football to Amsterdam are playing a massive part in driving change for men but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
“That’s why I’m calling on football fans across the country to join me on the starting line next summer. With your support, we can help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”
For more information about taking part in Football to Amsterdam 2020, go to prostatecanceruk.org/amsterdam or contact the cycling team by calling 020 3310 7034 or emailing [email protected] To receive £25 off registration, enter the code LASTCHANCE25.
To sponsor Paul, visit his fundraising page here.
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