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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said that the Red Devils wouldn’t be at a loss if they sell Paul Pogba. The Frenchman has divided opinions at Old Trafford since he openly expressed his desire to leave the club.

And, Scholes said there wouldn’t much problem if he did so.

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.”

Scholes also spoke about the lacking firepower in the United squad at the moment. The Red Devils sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan this summer, but failed to bring a proper striker, with Anthony Martial currently being deployed in that role.

“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.”


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