Paul Pogba will sign a new contract at Man Utd if the club bring in a “world-class manager” to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Paul Robinson.
The France international’s future at Old Trafford has been the subject of intense speculation for years with his agent, Mino Raiola, consistently stirring the pot.
His deal expires at the end of the season with Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain among those reportedly interested.
A report recently claimed that Raiola had offered Pogba to those three clubs as well as Barcelona with Catalan giants the only ones to show no interest due to their financial situation.
Pogba received little sympathy from Paul Scholes on Sunday with the former Man Utd midfielder suggesting the midfielder should never play for the club again after his sending off in a 5-0 loss to Liverpool.
And, with pressure growing on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer due to poor results and performances, former England goalkeeper Robinson reckons only the appointment of a top manager could keep Pogba at the club.
Robinson told Football Insider: “I can’t see him being a the club much longer given his contract situation.
“He can sign a pre-contract with a foreign club in January. Let’s be honest, if he was going to stay he would have signed a new deal by now.
“The only thing that would keep Pogba at Man United would be the arrival of a world-class manager. We are talking about someone like an Antonio Conte or a Zinedine Zidane.
“United would need a manager in the bracket of [Jurgen] Klopp, [Pep] Guardiola and [Thomas] Tuchel. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not in that bracket.”
Meanwhile, Man Utd great Sir Alex Ferguson says the ability to communicate effectively with the entire dressing room is one of the biggest lessons he learned in management.
“I really have a great affection for people who are learning the game and want to be coaches and managers,” the former United boss told the UEFA website.
“I started (managing) at 32 years of age and, of course, in the time from there on you do learn.
“But I honestly would say that going into management at 32, there were a couple of things that I knew that were useful: one, I could make a decision; two, I played the game; and three, I had my coaching (qualifications). Now, these things are really important.
“Other things I developed by the learning process if you give it time, particularly communication. I think when you’re in charge of a football team, you’re not just in charge of 11 players on the pitch.”
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