Pires: “It’s very important that Pogba stays at Man United.”

Gunners great would like to see his compatriot Pogba stay with the Red Devils.

Paul Pogba should not be thinking of sealing a move away from Manchester United as he still has unfinished business with the Premier League giants, says former Arsenal star Robert Pires.

The midfielder, who returned to United from Juventus back in August 2016 for a then-record fee of £89million, has been heavily linked with LaLiga side Real Madrid.

And he recently revealed in Tokyo that he would like to leave Manchester for a "new challenge somewhere else" - fuelling more speculation over his future.

When asked about the situation on Pogba, Pires said the “most important thing is for him to continue at United”.

"My view about Paul Pogba is that he’s a great player, but I also know that last season especially was very difficult for him," Pires told the Mirror.

"A lot of people just talk about the transfer because Manchester United spent a lot of money.

"So maybe that was difficult for him to handle, particularly at the beginning. But for me, the most important thing is for him to continue at United.

"It is one of the best and biggest clubs in the world and he has unfinished business. The reason United spent such a huge amount of money on him is that they believed a lot in Paul because he can be a real leader for their team.

"When the club spend a lot of money like this for you, it’s because they have faith in you. That’s why it’s very important to have this point in your head. I know Paul is very intelligent about this.

"They have invested a lot in him, so I believe it’s very important that he stays at United and delivers what they know he can produce."

The Arsenal legend added: "I know Madrid and Zidane want Paul and that may be hard for him to resist.

"United will play in the Europa League next season and every player wants to play in the Champions League. Maybe Paul wants to win this competition with Madrid.

"But I think he has football to play in the Premier League."

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