Liverpool legend and Spanish football expert Michael Robinson says Real Madrid could be put off Paul Pogba because the Frenchman is not giving Manchester United any peace.
Robinson, a former Republic of Ireland international, made the comments during an interview on the ‘El Larguero’ programme broadcast on Spanish radio station ‘Cadena Ser’.
Speaking about Pogba’s rumoured desire to sign for Real Madrid, Robinson said: “A lot of times you see players and you say ‘he’s good and I want him in my team’. But what you don’t see and what carries the same weight is how they would exist together, knowing if he is going to be calm in Madrid, if he is going to occupy the pages of the newspapers.
“That’s the question mark with Pogba. At the moment there isn’t much peace with him in Manchester.”
Robinson, who played for Manchester City and Liverpool, added: “Sadly for Pogba he has been in the newspapers a lot and not precisely for playing well or anything like that, but for comments and faux pas.”
When asked about Pogba’s character, Robinson said: “He’s not bad. I see him how Zidane sees him, but what Zidane hasn’t said is the character he has, those things you don’t see on the pitch.”
Robinson, who is a widely popular football analyst in Spain, also gave his prediction on United’s Champions League clash with Barcelona tonight in an interview with Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo, saying: “I think Barcelona will win because I think they are far superior to United.”
Robinson was diagnosed with metastatic cancer last year and has advanced melanoma skin cancer.
He recently gave an interview with ‘Espejo Publico’, broadcast by TV channel Antena 3 in Spain, and spoke about his treatment at the HM Sanchinarro Hospital in the Spanish capital Madrid, saying: “My doctor told me there is a 37 percent chance of curing me with immunotherapy. I discovered a lump in my armpit in August which was growing every day and I was in good shape.”
“I am learning a lot about myself. I don’t have any fear of death. What makes me very sad is saying goodbye to my family before the match is finished, even though I am the luckiest guy I know.”