Losing Paul Pogba would not be a loss for Manchester United and there are other players in the squad who could perform to his standards, believes Paul Scholes.
The Frenchman looked likely to leave the club over the summer after he announced that he was looking for a new challenge away from Manchester. However, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to keep hold of the midfielder and did so, pricing him out of a move to Real Madrid or Juventus.
Pogba has now started four Premier League games this season, with mixed performances. Scholes believes he still has his heart set on a move and would be no loss to United if they let him go.
‘I think it’s quite clear he wants to leave the club,’ Scholes said. ‘He wanted to move to Real Madrid [in the summer] and for whatever reason it didn’t happen. If they ask him to stay for a year then we’ll see what happens. But I don’t think it will be a big loss to United [if he does go].
‘At the end of the day his form hasn’t been great anyway over the last three or three years he’s been there. I’m sure there’s more players there who can step in and do just as good a job.’
The 26-year-old is currently out with an ankle injury that kept him out of United’s win over Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend. He will not be playing in the Europa League game against Astana at Old Trafford on Thursday but may return for a trip to West Ham on Sunday in the Premier League.
The World Cup winner provided two assists in the first game of the season, a 4-0 win over Chelsea, but has not scored or laid on an assist since then, playing in draws with Wolves and Southampton and a defeat to Crystal Palace.Photo Credit: Getty