Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has criticised the idea of joining Barcelona for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
According to reports, Pogba is expected to leave United in January for Barcelona move following his bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho.
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The former Chelsea boss is said to be unhappy with the World Cup winner following a video posted to Pogba’s Instagram story when he was watching his side’s defeat to Derby County in EFL Cup.
The France international, who watched the game from the stands, was caught on camera laughing and joking with team-mates Andreas Pereira and Luke Shaw during the game.
And reports now claim that the 25-year-old is determined to force his transfer from Old Trafford to the Camp Nou.
However, former England defender Carragher admits that Pogba would be a terrible fit at Catalan side.
“There’s talk of him moving on and leaving Manchester United. There’s other clubs in the world that haven’t got Pogba who have been very successful. Barcelona being one,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“But talk of Barcelona I can’t think of more ill-fitting player to Barcelona.”
“Barcelona’s all about discipline, staying in your position, playing for the team. That is totally against everything Pogba plays for.”
“There’s talk of him moving on and leaving Manchester United. There’s other clubs in the world that haven’t got Pogba who have been very successful. Barcelona being one.”
“But talk of Barcelona I can’t think of a more ill-fitting player to Barcelona.”
“Barcelona’s all about discipline, staying in your position, playing for the team. That is totally against everything Pogba plays for. Pogba plays for himself. Does his own thing.”
Pogba re-joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2016 from Juventus and has since gone on to score 19 times in 95 appearances.