Rio Ferdinand pinpoints Paul Pogba problem which is holding Man Utd back
Rio Ferdinand has told his former club Manchester United they must sort out Paul Pogba's future once and for all so they can move forward.
Pogba has been at the centre of transfer rumours since last summer, when he said he wanted a new challenge and admitted it would be "a dream" to join Real Madrid .
The midfielder has been linked with his former club Juventus as well as Madrid, and his lack of action due to injuries this season has fuelled further speculation that this will be his last campaign at Old Trafford.
Former United defender Ferdinand feels the ongoing saga is holding United back.
And he urged the club to hold talks with Pogba to determine whether or not he wants to leave this summer – so that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can build his team either with or without the France international.
"I think that is a conversation that needs to be happening between Man Utd and Pogba," Ferdinand told BT Sport after United's 3-0 FA Cup win over Derby County on Thursday.
"Does he want to stay or go? Does Ole want to keep him? Once that's ironed out you can build your team."
Solskjaer's rebuild is already underway, with January signing Odio Ighalo scoring his second and third goals for United in their 3-0 FA Cup win over Derby County on Thursday.
That makes it three goals from two Red Devils starts for Ighalo, while Bruno Fernandes has also impressed since joining from Sporting Lisbon.
United are currently fifth in the Premier League – which will be enough for a Champions League spot if Manchester City's two-year ban from European football is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
And Robbie Savage reckons United should keep Pogba to form a formidable midfield alongside Fernandes.
He told BT Sport: "Keep Pogba – I would – let's say you've got McTominay and Bruno Fernandes.
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