Paul Scholes believes it would be no ‘big loss’ to Manchester United should Paul Pogba leave the club in the near future.
The 26-year-old midfielder continues to divide opinion at Old Trafford, having endured a rollercoaster spell since rejoining the club from Juventus three years ago.
The Frenchman hinted he was ready to go during the summer transfer window and was heavily linked with with moves to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
And United legend Scholes remains unconvinced with the enigmatic World Cup winner, who he says has made it ‘quite clear’ he wants to depart United once again.
Speaking exclusively 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.”
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Meanwhile, Scholes is also worried about his former club’s firepower given their lack of depth up front following the departue of Romelu Lukaku.
“That’s the one thing that disappoints me,” the former Red Devils midfielder told talkSPORT.
“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.”