​Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has made a huge claim, revealing that it wouldn't be a big loss for the club if star midfielder, Paul Pogba leaves the club in January or next summer, amid repeated links to ​Real Madrid.

The Frenchman had caused a storm earlier in the summer when he revealed that he was looking for a "new challenge" and that he is keen to leave the Red Devils. However, despite links to the Los Blancos, they did not make a move for Pogba and he hence remained back at Old Trafford.

Scholes who is one of the greatest midfielders to grace the game, does not think that Pogba leaving the club would affect them in anyway.

“I think it’s quite clear he wants to leave the club. He wanted to move to Real Madrid [in the summer] and for whatever reason it didn’t happen. If they ask him to stay for a year then we’ll see what happens," Scholes said to ​talkSPORT.

“But I don’t think it will be a big loss to United [if he does go]. At the end of the day his form hasn’t been great anyway over the last three or three years he’s been there. I’m sure there’s more players there who can step in and do just as good a job.”

The 26-year-old who moved to Old Trafford from ​Juventus in 2016 has endured a mixed spell at United with many criticising him for his inconsistent performances on the pitch. There is no doubting that he has been one of the best players in recent times, making 139 appearances, scoring 31 goals and helping the club win the 2017 Europa League.