PAUL POGBA’S team-mates believe he should leave — for the good of Manchester United.
The French midfielder revealed he wants a new challenge, with Real Madrid and Juventus keen.
Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward maintains the £89million Frenchman must stay.
But Pogba is growing increasingly desperate and his team-mates know that.
He is not unpopular in the dressing room but many want to concentrate on a new start in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge.
Some, like Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay, have even been training in readiness for the start of pre-season work on July 1.
Solskjaer is already battling to pull together a dressing-room split by financial jealousy and one that lacks discipline.
Pogba’s team-mates agree he remains one of the game’s great talents.
But they also believe it would be best for him to go this summer to avoid continued distractions caused by his unhappiness.
Woodward, though, is convinced losing Pogba, 26, even if he went for a big profit, would be bad business and further dent United’s reputation as the biggest club in the world.
As SunSport revealed, the executive vice-chairman would be prepared to up his salary to an amazing £500,000-a-week.
Pogba was reported to have phoned new Juve boss Maurizio Sarri asking to take him back to the club he left three years ago.
And he began the summer hoping to join his hero and returning Real boss Zinedine Zidane, even though they have spent £268m — including an initial £88m on Eden Hazard.