STAY FOCUSED Manchester United legend Bryan Robson slams football dealers amid Paul Pogba exit rumours
Bryan Robson feels retailers have too much influence on cutting-edge players and hopes Paul Pogba will deliver everything for Manchester United as speculation keeps to mount over his future.
Three years after being brought back to Old Trafford in what changed into an international-file deal, the 26-yr-vintage has publicly admitted that he is prepared for ‘a new assignment somewhere else’.
Pogba stated there was ‘no want’ to talk approximately his situation after United opened their pre-season tour of Australia with a 2-zero win towards Perth Glory on Saturday but communicate continues of a move to former membership Juventus or Real Madrid.
Robson knows an element or about being a star with the Red Devils when things are not going so well and has also been in the particular role of attending a maximum of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s schooling classes in Perth.
“There is lots of speculation inside the media approximately Paul,” the former midfielder stated. “He is a pinnacle participant.
“You are gotten smaller to Man United, (so you have to) get your head down, do your pre-season, which, from what I have visible inside the training periods he has carried out and if some thing happens and the club want it to occur, or if it doesn’t, you have to get on.
“You are shrunk to Manchester United. You need to provide everything for that membership, that group, and the enthusiasts.”
Pogba isn’t the handiest United participant whose future is uncertain however his agent Mino Raiola has been extra vocal than some when speaking approximately his customer.
“Players have influenced ways an excessive amount of through their dealers in preference to making their personal choices,” Robson, who played for United between 1981 and 1994, said.
“OK, you might want a few advice on what you may sign for and when you do flow however you’re your very own character, you can display the direction you need to do for your personal career.
“I don’t suppose many players do this. They are constantly taking recommendation from marketers.
“Obviously retailers want players to transport on due to the fact they make cash.
“If a player is unswerving to a club and stays there, the agent doesn’t make as an awful lot of money. That is a large have an effect on, no longer just at Manchester United however all throughout the sport.
“Players ought to have a great look at themselves inside the mirror and make what they want to make from their football career.”
United are nonetheless making plans for an instantaneous destiny with Pogba and preparations are going well, even if the transfer pastime has but to warmth up as they appearance to make up for final season’s disappointing sixth-vicinity end.
“Our stats ultimate season have been nicely down on other groups,” Robson brought. “That can’t be proper.
“As a teach and a manager, you want your stats to be right up there with the high-quality.
“It doesn’t imply you will be a brilliant player simply due to the fact your stats are desirable for going for walks about, but when you have the ability of a number of our players and your stats are down, that is sincerely some thing you can paintings on.
“I suppose Ole realized that once he came into the club and he desired to enhance on it, so you can compete with the top teams.
“They know they’ve were given to improve on remaining season. I turned into on the Player of the Year do proper at the quit of the season and you could see the frustration within the players, that they knew they hadn’t executed what they wanted to gain.
“And we know that we’ve were given to step up our sport if we need to compete with Man City and Liverpool next 12 months – and all of it begins from right here.
“We’ve made multiple properly young signings. Hopefully, we will perhaps get some more gamers in, however in pronouncing that you may handiest get the players in if the gamers are available and that they’re as good as what the manager and coaching staff want within the membership.
“But I assume we’re going inside the right direction.”