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Paul Scholes Claims Paul Pogba Would Be 'No Big Loss' To Manchester United

Paul Scholes Claims Paul Pogba Would Be 'No Big Loss' To Manchester United

Paul Scholes has claimed that it would be 'no big loss' to Manchester United should midfielder Paul Pogba leave the club.

Pogba has been a controversial figure at United since his return in 2016.

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The Frenchman spoke about his desire to leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window but a move failed to materialise.

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United legend Scholes has been unconvinced by the World Cup winner in the last three years and thinks the 26-year-old has made it clear his time at United is up.

Per talkSPORT, Scholes explained:

"I think it's quite clear he wants to leave the club.

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"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.

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"I'm sure there's more players there who can step in and do just as good a job."

It's a bold claim, considering the lack of creativity in United's midfield when the former Juventus man is missing.

United also failed to replace Ander Herrera in the summer so the loss of another midfielder could be damaging to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

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Class of 92 member Scholes is also disappointed with the lack of replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian forward joined Inter Milan in August after falling out of favour at United.

"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.

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"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."


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United face West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday which Pogba is unlikely to feature in due to injury.

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Topics: Paul Scholes, United, Paul Pogba, Manchester United, Man U, Romelu Lukaku, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man United

Dan Marland

Dan is a freelance writer for SPORTbible and has previously featured on Manchester United's official website. He once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho and lived to tell the tale. He also held a door open for Nicky Butt at Carrington. He said thank you.

 

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