Updated: Jun 1
Paul Pogba Juventus return rumbles on.
Jaap Stam has urged Manchester United to keep 'quality player' Pogba.
Paul Pogba transfer from Man Utd should be ignored, says Stam.
Former Manchester United and AC Milan defender Jaap Stam believes Paul Pogba should remain at Old Trafford.
The Netherlands legend Stam is convinced the Les Bleus midfielder Pogba has the attributes to shine at United if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer builds his team around the reported Real Madrid target.
The 27-year-old midfielder continues to be linked with a move away from United, with Serie A giants Juventus and Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid reportedly interested in securing his services.
“I would love to see Paul stay because I think he’s a quality player,” Stam told Goal.
“People expect a lot from him and there’s a lot of criticism towards him. Sometimes you can say that’s fair but other times the criticism he gets is not correct.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, of course. He needs to get fit first but I would be happy if he did stay and played another season.
“Pogba is a player who is creative, who wants to play a little bit in his own way, and sometimes you need to give him that little bit of freedom.
“If you look at Fernandes, Pogba, and McTominay, I think those three together in midfield could be very interesting. Fernandes could play at No.10 and Pogba could play as one of the two sitting midfield players.
“He has the legs to go forward as well so you could play with two attacking midfield players if things are going well, but otherwise he can drop next to McTominay and they could play with just one No.10.
“Pogba has the legs to run from box to box, so if he can do that it will give him more of the freedom he wants to play. I think it would be very interesting.”