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​Bent urges Liverpool, Man City to rescue Man Utd 'scapegoat' Pogba

Former Premier League star Darren Bent wants another English club to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United.

Bent, who starred for the likes of Tottenham and Sunderland during his career in the top flight, believes Pogba is a scapegoat for United's struggles.

The Frenchman has been injured for much of this season, but is often the man who gets the most criticism from fans and pundits.

And Bent thinks the likes of Manchester City or Liverpool should try and sign Pogba.

"At times you have to feel a bit sorry for him. He's the scapegoat for absolutely everything [at Manchester United]," Bent told talkSPORT.

"Even when he's not playing people blame him and they're always talking about him. I don't think sometimes the social media aspect helps him.

"When he says he's ill and then he's at his brother's wedding dancing around – evidently that rubs people up the wrong way.

"But when you talk about Manchester United selling him, I think there's going to be a whole host of teams lining up to get him.

"I know people are saying they're going to have to take a loss on him, but I can see him going pretty much anywhere he wants – certain teams in the Premier League by the way.

"When someone like a Paul Pogba comes available on the market, and let's not forget he's only 26, there's going to be so many takers.

"It wouldn't surprise me if teams like Manchester City come in for him. I can see him getting in Liverpool's team, too. 'If he's on top, top form he can get in most teams in the world."

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