The France international will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season when his contract expires and has emerged as a shock target for Pep Guardiola, who is keen to add a world-class midfielder to his squad.
While Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards described the move as ‘a no-brainer’, Carragher feels Pogba’s questionable work pace and discipline make him ill-suited for Guardiola’s team and was overwhelmingly opposed to the signing.
“I wouldn’t go near him. [City] win the league every year, they get 95-100 points every year. He doesn’t work hard enough or as much as the other players,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“If Pep could get that out of him, fantastic, there’s no doubting his ability – no one ever doubted it.
“But when you see the players that City have, the creative players, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, those types of players who are brilliant players and they don’t stop working, they don’t stop running from minute one to minute 90. That’s what makes City who they are, they’re a great team, brilliant manager, great individuals.
When it was suggested Pogba could work harder under Guardiola, Carragher continued: ‘So he’s just starting now? Why didn’t he do it for Manchester United?
“I’m talking about working hard. I said I don’t doubt his quality, what I want to say is he doesn’t work hard enough. This is the end, he doesn’t work hard enough. If someone says they give 100 percent in every game, they are lying.
“Are we all in agreement that he’s not working hard enough? We’re talking about a player who doesn’t give 100 percent.
“It’s a huge problem for me. The coach asks me to work hard, so if a coach doesn’t ask me to work hard, then as a player I’m not working hard? I can’t get my head around this. I played for five or six different managers at Liverpool, it didn’t matter who the manager was to get signed every week.
“Paul Pogba, when you see him in a France shirt or sometimes for Manchester United, he has incredible quality and does special things at different times. But we’re six years old – or however long it’s been – and we’re still talking about his best position, who can get the best out of him… come on.
“Get the best out of yourself, why do you need a manager who brings out the best in you? He’s had four different managers, he’s been there for six years!
“He doesn’t work hard enough. Pep Guardiola’s teams are running all over the pitch, they don’t stop working. He could do it… but he doesn’t want to. I’m not saying there’s nothing about him, he just doesn’t work hard enough for a Pep Guardiola team.
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