‘I don’t think it’ll be a big loss to Manchester United’: Paul Scholes claims his old club wouldn’t miss Paul Pogba and admits failure to replace Romelu Lukaku left him ‘disappointed’
- Paul Pogba re-joined Manchester United in a world-record deal from Juventus
- But his performances and attitude has divided opinion across the board since
- Former United midfielder Scholes believes Pogba would not be missed
- Scholes was also unimpressed with a lack of additions up front this summer
Paul Scholes has stated he doesn’t think Paul Pogba will be a ‘big loss’ to Manchester United should he leave the club in the future.
Pogba, who re-joined United in 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89million, was rumoured to be keen to leave Old Trafford in the summer, with both Real Madrid and Barcelona courting the midfielder.
Now Scholes, who retired in 2013 after spending his career at United, does not believe the Red Devils will miss Pogba’s influence, and he has not rated his consistent form during the past three years.
Paul Scholes believes Manchester United won’t miss Paul Pogba should he leave in the future
Pogab divides opinion at United and has constantly been in the rumour mill for a move away
Spekaing to talkSPORT, Scholes said: ‘I think it’s quite clear he wants to leave the club.
‘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.’
Scholes also spoke about his concerns about the club’s options up front, particularly after the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.
‘That’s the one thing that disappoints me,’ Scholes continued.
‘He [Ole Gunnar 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 [Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] 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.’