PAUL POGBA has issued a passionate statement outlining his commitment to Manchester United.
The French midfielder, 27, has been subject to criticism from the likes of Red Devils legend Roy Keane and Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher.
And Keane tore into the World Cup winner after his display in Saturday's Manchester derby that ended in a bore draw.
Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has suggested that his client's future belongs away from Old Trafford.
But in a message on Instagram, Pogba fired back at those who questioned whether his heart was in it anymore.
"I've always fought and will always fight for Manchester United, my team-mates and the fans,” Pogba wrote on Instagram after the Manchester City game.
“Bla bla is not important.
"The future is far, today is what matters and I am 1000 per cent involved!
"Always strong together… all has been clear between the club and myself and that will never change.
"When you don't know what's going on inside, don't talk"
Speaking on Sky Sports, former United hardman Keane said he believed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should sell Pogba.
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"If you think Pogba’s going to get Manchester United winning titles and challenging?’ Keane told Sky Sports.
"You keep saying he’s talented but that’s not good without desire or work rate. The guy doesn’t want to run.
"I’m not interested in France, I don’t watch the French games. I’m on about Manchester United and your eyes don’t lie to you. This idea that he wants to be loved?
"His job is to make other people better. That’s his job when you bring him to the club. I remember when he signed I thought it was a great signing but it’s not worked out.
"He can make the team better. De Bruyne, he makes the other players around him better that’s what you’re there for, to big presence at the club. It’s straightforward.
"There comes a point where United have to say now. It’s no big deal players have wanted to leave United before, David Beckham wanted to leave, Peter Schmeichel wanted to leave and these are all legends of the club.
"Pogba wants to leave? Let him go get a few bob in January or the summer, no big deal. If he leaves again Man Utd will survive, trust me."
While Gary Neville echoed Keane's statement – saying United should never buy a player who is looked after by Raiola again.
Neville said: "Paul Pogba is simply the biggest signing, he’s a world champion, won all those trophies at Juventus and there’s a large expectation around him.
"However, I can accept a player of that level not playing well. I can accept them even being a little bit down but it’s quite categoric his agent, his best friend has tried to get him out of this football club for the last 16 months.
"Whether he’s been loved or not he doesn’t want to be here. You’ve got to find an exit for him, I’m not having a go at him but he doesn’t want to play for Man United he wants to play for Real Madrid, Barca or another club of that ilk.
"They can’t sign another player with that agent (Raiola), enough is enough."
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher also believes United would be better off without Pogba when quizzed about the situation on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football show.
"Get rid, I've been saying this for 12 months – oh my God, the most overrated player I've ever seen in my life!," he replied.
"I think the two of them [Raiola and Pogba] are a disgrace.
"We'll all look at the agent now and say: "Ask Pogba what does he think" – agents in this day and age are not just agents, they're a parent, they're their best friend, they're a financial adviser, they book holidays, they go away with each other.
"Those two will be like that (crossed fingers), he'll 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."
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