Wow! Rangnick told to sell £500,000-a-week Manchester United duo in January window
Former Manchester United man Paul Parker says new manager Ralf Rangnick should be looking to offload Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial in January
Rangnick was confirmed as the new interim United manager on Monday, and The 63-year-old will be in charge until the end of the season when he is set to hand over control of the team to a new permanent manager, who is yet to be confirmed.
The German will have his say until then and will influence the club’s work in the January transfer window, when Parker thinks he should be getting rid of Pogba and Martial.
Pogba’s contract is coming to an end in the summer and no new deal has been agreed, while Martial has not looked like a player that has the ability to play for United on a regular basis
‘Someone like him [Pogba] you don’t want around the club,’ Parker told Talking Devils. ‘You want him to go in January, take a good offer because you will get nothing six months down the line. Just take it.
‘Pogba wont be good to have around the dressing room if he’s not involved. I’m thinking about a German coach coming in and seeing Pogba. If you look at two of the top managers in the league, could Pogba play for Thomas Tuchel in the manner in which he is playing at this moment in time? Not a chance. Could he play for Liverpool? Not a chance.
‘There is no zest, no drive, no passion on a consistent basis. And consistency is key from what we see from individuals at Liverpool and Chelsea. He isn’t showing that, he wouldn’t be involved and I don’t think he fits into the incoming managers’ plans.’
‘Can you get Martial running around, closing down and doing work without the ball to benefit the team when they get the ball back? I don’t think so,’ continued Parker.
‘They are the first two, they are key ones [to go]. Both cost a lot of money but you can sit there and wait for your money but they are just going to stagnate.
‘Sour apples in the barrel which you don’t need at this moment in time, you need positivity and belief back and that is not going to happen with two people that aren’t going to be nice people to have around if they are not playing regularly.’
IcFootballnews view and opinion
There are too many players at Old Trafford that are not pulling their weight and working for the team, partly because they dont want to be there. So if the right offers arrive for both players, then United should sell
They have done nothing for too long now, something needs to change