Marcel Desailly says Paul Pogba needs to leave Manchester United to reach his potential.
The midfielder has been in majestic form at United this season, producing the best football since his return to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016.
Yet comments from agent Mino Raiola in December claimed his client’s time at United was over and there is yet to be any news over a potential new contract for the 28-year-old despite his good form.
It means United could be faced with a decision over whether to sell the World Cup winner this summer or risk losing him on a free transfer.
Appearing on beIN Sports, former Chelsea and France defender was asked if Pogba had hit his potential since returning to United.
“No, not yet, not yet, but not especially because he’s not committed,” he said.
“Probably because the elements around him are not fitting with his quality, his state of mind.
“He needs a good city. He needs a good team who play for him. He needs a coach who understands him.
“Didier Deschamps readjusted Pogba during the World Cup. He changed his system to 4-2-3-1 for Pogba.
“Out of four elements to make Pogba the best. If only two of the elements are there it’s not enough for him to express himself.
“There is two out of four at Manchester United so probably he has to go somewhere else to gain an extra one to potentially be able to show that consistency and that talent that he has and shine in the football world.”
United are aiming to confirm their place in the Europa League final as they travel to Italy for the semi-final second-leg against Roma.
The Reds notched up a stunning 6-2 first-leg victory to almost guarantee their passage to the final in Gdansk on May 26.
MEN Sport will bring you all the build-up to and reaction from the match in Rome. You can have it all delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to our daily newsletter. Just put your email address in the sign-up box at the top of this article, or simply follow this link. It’s free and only takes a few seconds.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently reconfirmed his desire to see Pogba stay at Old Trafford.
He said: “You know, of course, I have worked with Paul for a few years.
“I had him when he was a reserve player as well and he knows my feelings about him that I want him to stay.”