Former United Striker Ibrahimovic Has Given Advise To The Club On The Pogba Conundrum

Former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged the club to allow wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba to leave this summer.

The French World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for much of the transfer window and even publicly stated his desire for a new challenge.

Though the club are not willing to let him go, but yet speculation linking the 26-year-old Frenchman with a summer move have not stopped.

“I think if he doesn’t want to stay, it makes no sense to keep him,” Ibrahimovic, who played alongside Pogba at United from 2016-18, told BBC Sport.

“You let him go and if he wants to be somewhere else, that is where you let him go to.

“(You have to) use the situation and bring in somebody who wants to stay.

“The dressing is more (about) the players’ respect each other. They’re professionals and understand each other’s situation. Who worries more is the club and the management.

“You don’t want a player in your club or in your team that doesn’t want to stay because then you know he will not give 100 or 200 per cent, or he does that and still doesn’t want to stay.

“It’s a tricky situation and the best is what is the best for the club. That is what you have to look at.”