The ex-Red Devils goalkeeper believes World Cup-winning midfielder must be kept at Old Trafford as there is little value to be discovered in a sale.
Manchester United should be looking to keep Paul Pogba at Old Trafford and create a “sensational” partnership with Bruno Fernandes, says Mark Bosnich, as the Red Devils are not going to get their cash back in any summer sale.
A club-record £89 million ($111m) was invested in the France international when he was brought back to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016, however he has failed to live up to expectations, with injury struggles including to the sense of frustration in 2019-20.
Exit talk has in no way been far away for Pogba for the duration of his second spell in England, with Real Madrid having held long-standing interest in the World Cup winner.
It has been recommended that the Blancos could make a move in the subsequent window, whilst a return to Juve has additionally been speculated, however United have made it clear that they have no plans to part with the 27-year-old.
Bosnich hopes that stance is maintained, with the potential there for Pogba to link up with January arrival Fernandes in devastating fashion, as an alternative than leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to bring in suitable cover.
The former United goalkeeper told Sky Sports when asked if the Red Devils ought to be seeking to keep Pogba on their books: “I think they have to for as long as the player wants to continue to be at the club, and only they understand that because they are with him day in, day out inside the 4 walls.
“I think they should persist with him. The bottom line is that they paid a lot of cash for him, it’s dubious that they will get that kind of cash in return and if he is making all of the right noises and performing as he can – if he performs at the best of his ability, him and Fernandes in the middle will be honestly sensational.
“You have to keep in mind as well that if you let go of a player of that kind of ilk – it would nevertheless be for a substantial amount, I don’t think it will be what they purchased him for – you nonetheless have to replace him and that must be in their mind.”
Solskjaer has stated on a regular basis that he expects Pogba to form section of his plans for the foreseeable future, whilst the player himself has claimed to be “hungry” to get again on the pitch and show his worth to any doubters.