Mino Raiola stated on Sunday that United would not accept any bids for Pogba this summer, with new contract talks set to commence soon.
And Evra says the 27-year-old has gone through unfair criticism in recent years.
"Paul's really misunderstood," Evra told the Guardian. "People talk more about his hairstyle but he's a great kid, a shy boy actually.
"It was important for Fernandes to relieve that attention on Paul. It wasn't fair. Paul is a happy person and we have been close so long.
"He Facetimed me yesterday at 11.30pm. I said: 'Paul, I'm in bed. Let me sleep'."