Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba needs to take control of his own destiny.
That’s according to former Premier League striker Stan Collymore, who has suggested the Frenchman needs to stop Mino Raiola calling the shots.
Pogba became the most expensive player in history when he signed for United from Juventus in 2016.
The Red Devils handed over an eye-watering £89m to bring him back to Old Trafford.
However, he’s struggled in recent months and looks a shadow of the player that took Serie A by storm.
Real Madrid were touted as potential suitors in the summer.
And Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is expected to try his luck again at the end of this campaign.
“Ultimately, though, he needs to take control of his circumstances or we’ll be looking back at him and wondering what might have been,” Collymore wrote in The Mirror .
“We’ll be saying ‘Yeah, we saw glimpses of what he can do in England, but he didn’t really do it consistently. He did it in Italy for a while but at a club that dominated their domestic scene for the best part of a decade and where Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci were playing.’
“His second stint at United fudges his legacy.
“On his return to Old Trafford he has been nowhere near the player we saw so regularly at Juventus.
“Remember, this is the player who won the World Cup with France, the player who was tipped to light up the Premier League. It simply hasn’t happened.
“There was a time many people saw Pogba as the heir to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s throne, but you cannot put him in the same bracket as those two.”
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Raiola hinted earlier this season that his client is happy at United – for now.
“Paul wants to be successful and happy and wants to win prizes and he would love to do that with Manchester United,” Raiola told The Telegraph .
“Okay, there was big interest from Real Madrid and Manchester didn’t let him go.
“We didn’t make a fuss about it and he didn’t make a fuss about it because I work in accordance with the player.
“You know other players can bring things to extreme but Paul doesn’t like that. So you work differently.
“There was an interest from Real Madrid but they didn’t let him go and I’m sorry, because I think that Paul being French then Zidane is an important factor in French football history.”
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