Three years after being brought back to Old Trafford in what was a world-record deal, the 26-year-old has publicly admitted that he is ready for ‘a new challenge somewhere else’.
Pogba said there was ‘no need’ to speak about his situation after United opened their pre-season tour of Australia with a 2-0 win against Perth Glory on Saturday but talk continues of a move to former club Juventus or Real Madrid.
Robson knows a thing or two about being a star with the Red Devils when things are not going so well and has also been in the unique position of attending most of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s training sessions in Perth.
‘There is a lot of speculation in the media about Paul,” the former midfielder said. ‘He is a top player.
‘You are contracted to Man United, (so you have to) get your head down, do your pre-season, which, from what I have seen in the training sessions he has done and if something happens and the club want it to happen, or if it doesn’t, you have to get on.
‘You are contracted to Manchester United. You have to give everything for that club, that team and the fans.’
Pogba is not the only United player whose future is unclear but his agent Mino Raiola has been more vocal than some when speaking about his client.
‘Players are influenced far too much by their agents instead of making their own decisions,’ Robson, who played for United between 1981 and 1994, said.
‘OK, you might want some advice on what you might sign for and when you do move but you are your own person, you can show the path you want to do in your own career.
‘I don’t think many players do that. They are always taking advice from agents. Obviously agents want players to move on because they make money.
‘If a player is loyal to a club and stays there, the agent doesn’t make as much money. That is a big influence, not just at Manchester United but all across the game.
‘Players should have a good look at themselves in the mirror and make what they want to make from their football career.’