Robin van Persie thinks it would be best if Paul Pogba sat down with Manchester United and was honest with the club about what he wants.
The World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer with agent Mino Raiola keen for his client to move back to Juventus .
Real Madrid is also a mooted destination for the midfielder with Zinedine Zidane reportedly keen to link up with his countryman.
Pogba has played just eight times this season due to a recurring ankle injury. The 26-year-old underwent surgery recently and is now working his way back to full fitness.
In that time the hype surrounding Pogba’s future has only intensified.
Former United striker van Persie believes club and player should meet and be honest with each other.
The Dutchman also wants Pogba to pick his best position, so he can be judged accordingly going forward.
“It’s very difficult. With Pogba, it’s an interesting situation,” Van Persie told Stats Perform.
“Pogba, in my opinion, is a world-class player, he has proven it over the years. He has it all.
“But first, I think with him, and that’s after a couple of years now, I think he should come out and he should say what his favourite position is. If that’s done, then people can judge him based on this position. Now, I don’t think people really know if he’s a six, if he’s a number 10… that’s a big difference.
“I have the feeling people judge him a bit unfairly. They expect 20 goals, they expect 20 assists, they expect Pogba to make Manchester United champions. But, is he a six? If he’s a six, then you cannot expect 20 goals. If he’s a 10, maybe 12 to 15 goals. So, it’s not really fair on him because it’s not really clear.
“Then, you have the second subject: is he happy there? There’s constantly rumours, you have the agent constantly giving interviews, you have the coach answering questions almost every day, every week. There’s a lot going on beside the main event, and the most important thing is football.
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