Paul Pogba has decided to leave Manchester United after an injury-laden season at Old Trafford. This will end his second spell at the club.
Paul Pogba will be leaving Manchester United as a free agent this summer. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Paul Pogba won the World Cup in 2018 with France
- Paul Pogba did not win the Premier League with United
- Manchester United are expected to make more changes in their line-up
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba ended his association with Manchester United after a six-year-spell at the club. The French World Cup winner, widely considered as one of the most versatile players on the pitch, will be leaving the club as a free agent after contract extensions did not prove to be successful.
Pogba, who came to the United academy at the age of sixteen, played for the club till 2012 before leaving on a free transfer at the age of 19. He was touted to achieve big things in world football and fulfilled the promise at his time in Juventus. United broke the bank while trying to bring the player back, but the spell was not as successful as he hoped to be. Under Pogba’s time, United’s best position in the league was second under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho. The 29-year-old had a turbulent time at the Manchester-based club, getting into trouble with Jose Mourinho and to some extent Ralf Rangnick as well.
Rangnick had earlier said that Pogba was not going to extend his contract, which at the time the player and the club had denied.
The midfielder has seen interest from the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid and should be an interesting choice for the European clubs, who want to bolster their attacking outlet.
Manchester United bid goodbye to their star who had brought promise and creativity to their midfield stating that he will always remain to be one of their own.
Manchester United are expected to change a lot of things under the new regime of Dutchman Erik ten Hag, who has already said that there will be sweeping changes at the club.
Manchester United finished sixth in the current season and scrapped through to Europa League for the upcoming year.