The midfielder says his France team-mate is “an uncle for everyone” and a valuable figure for any dressing room despite his controversial sacking
Paul Pogba has defended Patrice Evra in the wake of his sacking from Marseille and hailed him as a “golden guy”.
Evra faced heavy criticism in the wake of the incident and is yet to find a new club, but Pogba insists his France team-mate is a great character who sacrifices himself for those around him.
“The image he had before the problems was not good, but he’s really a golden guy,” the Manchester United midfielder told SFR Sport .
“He really helps the team and the staff, he is behind us. Even on the bench, this is a person who will encourage everyone, a person who will be in the dugout and who will come into the locker room to talk to the team, to encourage them.
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“This is one of the few players who pushes players by saying: ‘Do better than me. I don’t want to be selected, let the young play to progress’.
“He’s a real leader, a big brother for everyone. Uncle Pat, as I call him. He’s an uncle for everyone.”