Robin van Persie would like to see Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sit down with Paul Pogba for a joint interview to provide clarification over the midfielder's situation at the club.
Pogba has been heavily touted for a summer move to Real Madrid or back to Juventus and his notorious agent Mino Raiola seems out to make his exit a reality.
Solskjaer is adamant that the World Cup winner's long-term future lies at Old Trafford, despite him having less than 18 months remaining on his contract.
Injuries have ruined Pogba's current campaign by restricting him to just eight United appearances in all competitions thus far.
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But Van Persie thinks 26-year-old deserves to be cut some slack amid expectations that he should be the club's knight in shining armour.
“I have the feeling people judge him a bit unfairly. They expect 20 goals, they expect 20 assists, they expect Pogba to make Manchester United champions. But, is he a six? If he’s a six, then you cannot expect 20 goals,” Van Persie said.
“If he’s a 10, maybe 12 to 15 goals. So, it’s not really fair on him because it’s not really clear.
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“Then, you have the second subject: is he happy there? There’s constantly rumours, you have the agent constantly giving interviews, you have the coach answering questions almost every day, every week.
“There’s a lot going on besides the main event, and the most important thing is football. I know how it works, especially if you’re injured. People can’t judge you on your game, so they start to talk about other things.
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And the former Arsenal striker went on to suggest that it would be good PR for the Red Devils to get Pogba and Solskjaer to do a interview together.
“I think for Pogba, and Manchester, it would be best to… I don’t know, do an interview together or something, together with the coach, and just say, ‘Listen: this is what I want, this is where I would like to play – judge me on that. I’m happy, or I’m not happy, or whatever’," he added.
“Now, it’s a lot of questions going around.”
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