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Manchester United great Bryan Robson gives instructions to Paul Pogba amid transfer speculation

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 14/07/2019 15:52:34 Dominic Booth
a young boy sitting on the grass: PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Paul Pogba of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at the WACA on July 12, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images) © 2019 Manchester United FCPERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Paul Pogba of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at the WACA on July 12, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has told Paul Pogba to "get his head down" and ignore speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.

Pogba and his agent Mina Raiola have both stated the player's intention to leave Old Trafford this summer amid interest from Real Madrid and former club Juventus. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has batted away suggestions that Pogba will move on, however, and even hinted that the Frenchman could take the United captaincy for the coming season.

And former skipper Robson believes Pogba will keep his focus amid all the talk and give his all for United.

"You're a Manchester United player, you're contracted to them so you have to give everything for the club, the team and the fans," Robson told Sky Sports.

"There's a lot of speculation in the media about Paul. He is a top player.

"Get your head down, do your pre-season as well as you can - which, from what I've seen in the training sessions, he has done - and if something happens and the club want it to happen, or nothing happens then you've got to get on with it."

Bryan Robson standing in front of a door: Former Manchester United star Bryan Robson © 2018 Getty ImagesFormer Manchester United star Bryan Robson

Robson added that he believes players' agents have too much influence in the modern game, with United currently having to deal with regular comments from Raiola.

"I think players are influenced far too much by their agents - instead of making their own decisions," he added.

"Sometimes maybe you want some advice on who to sign for and when to move, but at the end of the day, you're your own person and you can show the path that you want to follow in your career. And I don't think many players do that - they're always taking advice from their agents.

"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. I think that's a big influence not just at Manchester United, but all over the game.

"I think players should sometimes take a good look at themselves in the mirror and make what they want to of their career."

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