The Frenchman has often been criticised since returning to United in an £89m deal from Juventus three years ago and many people were surprised to see him named in the PFA Team of the Year last week.
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has been one of Pogba’s most vocal critics over the past couple of seasons and in his Sunday Times column this weekend, the Scot advised United to sell the Frenchman and ‘sign two £50m players instead’.
Former United captain Roy Keane also had some harsh words to say about Pogba when he was on pundit duty for the Manchester derby in midweek, saying that he ‘plays for himself’ and calling him a ‘big problem’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pogba, who has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, doesn’t appear to have been too affected by criticism of his form, though, stating that people can say whatever they want about him.
Speaking to French outlet RMC Sport, Pogba said: ‘Criticism from British pundits? No worries. They are paid to say things in front of the camera.
‘I’m just on the pitch. They can say what they want, they are paid for it. I’m not paid to talk. I get paid to be on the field and fight for my team. That’s all.’
Reports from Spain last week stated that United’s players are openly joking about Pogba moving to Real Madrid and that there is a general feeling amongst the squad that he is more likely to leave the club than stay.
Pogba was caught on camera having a discussion with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard after the final whistle on Sunday and it has been speculated that the pair were discussing potential moves to Real Madrid having both been linked to the club recently.
This season has statistically been Pogba’s best in a United shirt as he has scored 13 goals and registered nine assists in the Premier League.