Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has advised midfielder Paul Pogba to clear doubts regarding his future with the Red Devils. The France international has been injured for most of the current campaign and he has been restricted to only seven appearances in the Premier League – out of which only five have been starts.
Despite his reduced involvement, there has been much speculation regarding his future with super-agent Mino Raiola confirming that he has spoken with Juventus over his client’s situation. Speaking to Sky Sports, Ferdinand said that he is a fond admirer of Pogba and he has a good talking relationship with the 27-year-old.
However, he added that Pogba should be more vocal over his future and he should provide more clarity on the whole situation, he told: “I’m honest about Paul and I love Paul, because he’s a great kid. I’ve known him since he was a young boy and I still chat to him now. But the only problem I have with Paul is he should chat, instead of his agent [Mino Raiola] chatting. If he did that there would be more clarity on the whole situation. I spoke to him about all that type of stuff but Paul’s his own man and he’s going to deal with it his own way, I respect that, that’s fine. So that’s the only thing I’d say.”
Earlier this week, reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Pogba is keen on a reunion with the Bianconeri and the Italian club share the same ambition. However, United are adamant that they won’t sanction his sale for anything less than £100m and a deal appears unlikely amid the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pogba’s current expires at the end of next season but the club can prolong his stay for another campaign by triggering an extension clause available to them.