The Dutchman’s criticism has come within the wake of United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Pogba struggled to make an affect whereas United took the lead via Scott McTominay earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s aim within the second half rescued some extent for Unai Emery’s aspect.
After the outcome, former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who had attended the sport at OId Trafford, slammed Pogba’s efficiency and described the World Cup winner as a ‘problem child’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But Van Persie believes Solskjaer wants to make clear Pogba’s function within the workforce and has urged the midfielder to discover a ‘connection’ with United’s forwards.
‘I do think it’s vital for Pogba himself [to know his position], as a result of he’s a world-class participant,’ Van Persie informed Optus Sport.
‘In my opinion he has it all – he can give assists, he can dribble, he’s robust, he’s quick, he can rating.
‘But I think for him, for the coach, for everyone, it’s vital to select a place. Choose the place you assume and the place the coach thinks he performs the perfect soccer for the workforce.
‘I might play him not as a defensive midfielder and never as a No. 10 however in between, so a No. 8.
‘So he still has his freedom, he’s not judged on 20-plus targets a season, if he performs there and scores 10-plus targets, if he makes assists, everybody will look totally different at him then.
‘But it needs to be clear for everyone, if he’s a No.8, decide him on that.’
Asked what he would say to Pogba within the dressing room, Van Persie replied: ‘It is important if you’re a ahead participant that you’ve got that connection. That if the midfielder has the ball that it may well come, it may well arrive.
‘Then out of 10 balls, not all 10 of them will arrive, however even when three or 4 arrive.
‘It’s like the opposite week we have been enjoying in Vincent Kompany’s sport, I simply knew when [Paul] Scholes has the ball I do know I’m on, when [Ryan] Giggs has the ball I’m operating, it’s simply that feeling between footballers you’ve got, otherwise you don’t.
‘If you don’t get it six or seven instances, you cease operating.
‘And then you look at each other and think, ‘ah, should I have run, or should I have done this?’, and also you need to keep away from that.
‘You want to take commitment, take it on as a team, and get the maximum out of each other.’