LOUIS SAHA has told Paul Pogba he has a lot of ego and to step up his game to help Manchester United.
The club's former striker slammed Pogba's agent Mino Raiola and said his comments about the player's future a day before the crucial Champions League tie with RB Leipzig left him 'baffled'.
Raiola said Pogba was unhappy and his time at United was 'over' before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were dumped out of the Champions League.
Saha, 42, told GentingBet: "I'm baffled with the situation with Paul Pogba. I really love Pogba, he's someone I consider highly, but this communication is a joke.
"I was shocked and I can't believe something like this happened because this (Leipzig) game was so important for United.
'I'm not speaking as a fan, I'm speaking about Manchester United in general, you think that it's a big game, going into the last 16.
"You need that focus, but the focus was on one player.
'This is unbelievable, the headlines were about Pogba because of the agent – it wasn't even Pogba who said anything.
"I can't understand how these things can happen. This is absolutely against the interests of the club."
Frenchman Saha – who turned out for the Red Devils between 2004 and 2008 – did NOT think Pogba could have known what Raiola would come out and say.
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The World Cup-winning midfielder staunchly defended his commitment to the cause at Manchester United, releasing a passionate statement in which he claimed he is '1,000 per cent involved'.
Saha added: "I can't believe that Paul knew about it, I just can't believe it.
"We need to find out what happened as there might be more to it but the timing of it was really bad.
"I still think that obviously Paul has got tremendous talent and is still a good player with a lot of ego, which is really helpful to actually prove people wrong, and this is what I want from him.
Paul is still a good player with a lot of ego, which is really helpful to actually prove people wrong."
"He definitely needs to step up his game because there is a team who need to win."
Super agent Raiola voiced his views again yesterday – suggesting a summer exit for Pogba is more likely as it's hard to do 'top deals' in January.
Old Trafford chiefs reportedly rejected an offer from Juventus to bring Pogba back to Turin in the last window.
United travel to basement side Sheffield United on Thursday and Pogba has been snapped looking relaxed in training as he bids to do his talking on the pitch.
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