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Doping: You’ve been a disaster, forget football – Arsenal legend, Petit blasts Pogba



By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos

Arsenal legend, Emmanuel Petit has called on former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to retire from playing professional football if he is banned for four years over doping.

Petit also branded Pogba ‘a disaster’, adding he should forget about football money, and quit football.

Pogba left Man United and rejoined Serie A giants Juventus last year after his contract expired.

However, the France star had endured injury issues and had only played 12 games across competitions since returning to the Allianz Stadium.

Pogba could be spending more time on the sidelines as he had been handed a precautionary suspension by the Anti-Doping Tribunal in Italy.

The 30-year-old tested positive for testosterone, a banned substance in football.

“Paul Pogba should definitely retire if he is given a four-year ban,” Petit stated

“When you are suspended for that long, you can’t even come to the training ground. That leaves you going to the gym or the park with no teammates, no balls, nothing. Four years for a 30-year-old player is a long time.”

He added, “His time at Manchester United didn’t end well, and in France, we think he’s been a disaster since then.

“Forget football, forget money, it’s a disaster for him. He’s completely destroyed.

“He’s nothing like the Pogba we used to know. There is no way he will be back in high-level football.”

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