The 27-year-old scored a stunning goal in an impressive display against West Ham on Saturday, with many supporters hoping the performance would kick-start Pogba’s season after a difficult start.
However, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has halted the momentum by revealing that the former Juventus ace wants to leave Old Trafford.
Nevertheless, United look set to hold on to Pogba until at least the end of the season and Ferdinand believes the Frenchman should be set ‘free’ to get the best out of him.
‘I’ve got to give special mention to Pogba,’ Ferdinand told his Five YouTube channel.
‘Free Pogba, please. The guy comes in, produces a very good performance and looked like something we were accustomed to seeing when he was in a Juventus shirt or when he plays for France
‘We’ve seen it sporadically over his career at Manchester United. That’s what you want to see consistently.
‘That’s what I want to see week in, week out from Pogba.’
United need a point to qualify in Germany and Solskjaer has reintroduced Luke Shaw into his starting line-up after a month on the sidelines.
Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford start in the absence of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial.