Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, sparked exit talks for his client again this week, saying that he is unhappy at Old Trafford and should be allowed to leave in January.
It has not the first time the Frenchman has made it clear he wants to leave the club, but Neville feels like this is the final straw.
The former England man thinks Raiola’s comments, just before the crunch Champions League clash with RB Leipzig which United lost on Tuesday night, were planned to cause disruption and it is time for the club to cut ties with Pogba.
‘The agent’s comments, to me, were pre-planned, pre-rehearsed – knowing when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was doing his press conference, knowing exactly the right words to use,’ Neville told BBC Radio 5 Live on Raiola speaking after Solskjaer’s Monday press conference.
‘Ultimately, the inevitable is going to happen that Pogba has to leave United. The sooner you get rid of players like Pogba, players who don’t want to be there – in a dressing room that’s thinking about the long term with energy and that vision of maybe going to win something – you have to sieve out the weeds.
‘At the moment Pogba needs to get out of that dressing room and that would suit everyone at United and Pogba as well.’
United lost 3-2 in Leipzig on Tuesday, a result which saw them crash out of the Champions League at the group stage despite such a promising start to the competition, which saw them beat PSG and Leipzig in their opening two games.
Solskjaer was loathed to talk about Pogba’s future after the game but did send a message to Raiola.
‘The squad is fine – they’re a team and they stick together,’ said the Norwegian.
‘As soon as Paul’s agent realises this is a team sport and we work together, the better. And that’s probably maybe the last thing I say on that. I don’t want to spend energy on that.’