Man Utd legend Scholes says Pogba would not ‘be a big loss’ if he joined Real Madrid
Sept. 19, 2019
PAUL SCHOLES believes losing Paul Pogba to Real Madrid would be "no big loss" for Manchester United.
The French midfielder, 26, was strongly linked with a transfer to the Bernabeu over the summer after admitting he might want to move on.
A deal failed to materialise as the Spanish giants splashed the cash on the likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy.
But United legend Scholes, 44, reckons the club would cope just fine should the £89million record signing eventually leave Old Trafford.
He told talkSPORT : "I think it’s quite clear he wants to leave the club.
"He wanted to move to Real Madrid 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."
LET THE POG OUT
So far this season, Pogba has played four matches, grabbing two assists in the 4-0 win over Chelsea but he did miss a penalty against Wolves.
The World Cup winner was ruled out of the Leicester game with an ankle injury and will not be available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils begin their Europa League campaign against Astana tonight.
Reports suggest the club are preparing to offer the divisive figure an improved contract to convince him to stay put.
Scholes , meanwhile, still has concerns over the striker situation at Old Trafford.
Romelu Lukaku was sold to Inter Milan in the summer, leaving Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as the two senior centre-forwards.
But the ex-midfielder is unsure the pair are genuine strikers or prefer to play on the wing.
He added: "That’s the one thing that disappoints me.
"Solskjaer obviously knew they were going to sell Lukaku at some point, but not to have a centre-forward lined up seems like a mistake to me.
"Whether they did, whether it dragged on too long from the club’s point of view, I don’t know.
"They’re going into a season without a centre-forward when it’s a club that is known for its attacking style and had probably four centre-forwards in its heyday.
"So to go in there with Rashford and Martial, who you’re not quite sure if they’re left wingers or centre-forwards, we don’t know. But I’m sure it’ll get sorted."
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