Paul Parker believes it’s time to part with a World Cup winner, while he believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be given more time.
Paul Pogba is”bad for Manchester United” and the Red Devils “have to change on from him today”, says Paul Parker.
Uncertainty continues to shroud the long term future of a World Cup-winning midfielder in Old Trafford.
Transfer talk was triggered on a regular basis, with questions asked of the 26-year-old’s devotion to the Red Devils cause.
Struggles for fitness and form have retained the rumour mill ticking over, with Pogba taking in only eight appearances in what’s been an injury-hit 2019-20 campaign.
Parker believes that the time has come to proceed from a disruptive influence, with United needing to open up themselves to offers in the summer window.
The former Red Devils defender told the Daily Mail of Pogba, who was connected with a return to Juventus:”At this moment in time, he’s bad for Manchester United.
“He is bringing too much negativity to the club. His quality is incredible, but he has averaged about one operation in 10, that is how bad he has been.
“I think they have to change on from him today, I see some comeback today as being very, very tricky. He’s been a terrible fit all round.
“When you see [Romelu] Lukaku now scoring plenty of goals, he needed to leave because he was impacting the club and the dressing room – it had been the perfect decision.
“Pogba’s representative says he sees Juventus as his dwelling. He left his house for a package holiday, the bundle was the major package and now he would like to return — that is what it looks like.”
Parker added on United’s move failings in recent times: “There has been a lot more lowlights than highlights.
“I set it down to the shaky functioning of the football club. Everything from above has been massively negative, which can be reflected on the pitch.
“They are registering the wrong players, not as footballers but as guys, mentality-wise. Before Ole Gunnar taking over, there were some terrible signings.”
Solskjaer has been charged with the job of getting United back on track and Parker hopes that the Norwegian will be given time to finish the work having also confronted speculation over his future.
The ex-England international said:”The minute you bring in somebody who’s very inexperienced, they get absolutely persecuted.
“For Ole Gunnar, everything must be right. He’s got the biggest rucksack on the planet.
“Just let him do that job with the tools he has. When he came in, the club was in a poor state. There were lots of scars there from the former regime, and he built bridges which were broken from the last manager [Jose Mourinho].
“Frank [Lampard] in Chelsea can say he utilizes young players and nobody wants to shut the door on him, it is strange really.”