Andrei Kanchelskis has told Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United if he wants to and stop the negative conversation.
Pogba, 27, recently admitted that he had “never seen such a difficult period in my career”.
The midfielder of France has fought for form this season and has been left out of United’s starting lineup several times.
His lack of minutes stems from a variety of causes, including injuries and poor form.
His manager for France, Didier Deschamps, has spoken about the ‘mental impact’ of losing his place on the United side had on the midfielder.
United extended Pogba’s contract until June 2022 in October. That was after he once again expressed his wish to join Real Madrid.
Pogba made headlines for all the wrong reasons when he decided to answer a question about Real Madrid at Clairefontaine’s base in France.
“Today I am still with Manchester United and fighting to try to get the club even higher,” Pogba said at a press conference. “We have all heard of these things that have been said.
“What to answer? Yes, all footballers would love to play for Real Madrid. Maybe it’s a dream. It’s a dream for me. Why not one day?”
And former United winger Kanchelskis has lost his temper, urging Pogba to go and leave if he wants to, and not talk about it again.
“Pogba is always talking about leaving Manchester United, so for me it would be better if you just left,” he said. American gambler.
“If you say every time, ‘I don’t like this, I don’t like this, I want to go’, just leave. To go. Leave. No problem.
“Of course Raiola (agent) is a huge problem, he always says Pogba is not happy at Manchester United.
“If you want to play for Manchester United, you have to open your heart, play 100 percent. It’s a shame because Pogba is a great player. “
Lingard needs consistency
Kanchelskis, 51, who won two Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson during his time with United, also believes Jesse Lingard needs to improve.
“For me he’s a great player, and I think the problem for him is that he doesn’t play at the same level every game, like a Denis Irwin. He has to keep the same level, ”added Kanchelskis.
“He plays one game very well and the next time he has a terrible game.
“It’s a problem for the chairman because we have to hold onto these players and our players have to be comfortable and spend time playing with each other.
“We played together for four seasons from 1991 to 1992 and we won two titles because we played with the same team every game and played at a consistent level.”
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