Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola declared the Frenchman’s time at Old Trafford is ‘over’ on the eve of Manchester United’s disappointing Champions League exit and the 27-year-old looks set to depart in 2021.
Berbatov, the former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur forward, does not think the club will miss him given his recent form – which has seen him in and out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
However, he thinks Pogba could still become the best in his position on the planet and suspects Zinedine Zidane is the manager best placed to help him do that at Real Madrid.
‘I want to see him go back to his best form because he is a great guy. Is going to Real Madrid the solution? Maybe, Zidane, his fellow countryman is there, and if he goes it would be a fresh start for him.
‘As a player, you can learn something from every coach, not always good things, in the case of Zidane, I’m sure he would be great for Pogba because he played in the same position, and he was the best in that role, he can speak to him about it and they already have that connection of both being French.
‘It might only be a few small things but Zidane has been there and knows what it takes to be the best midfielder in the world, which is something that I’d love Pogba to go on and be.
‘But, it all depends on the player and his mindset, you have to take onboard everything that a coach tells you, even if it isn’t compliments, you have to listen to the criticism and how to improve, sometimes you can’t surround yourself with people that love you and tell you how good you are, the truth hurts but it can be useful.’
‘I don’t think this situation would have happened when I was playing for the club with Sir Alex Ferguson in charge, I don’t think anyone would have dared to speak out against the team and manager, out of respect,’ he added.
‘Yes, every now and then someone would come out and speak against Ferguson, but not many did. This situation would have been dealt with and either Pogba would be playing or he would be out the door.’