Pogba will leave Manchester United this summer


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester United v Norwich City – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – April 16, 2022 Manchester United’s Paul Pogba reacts REUTERS/Craig Brough

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this month, the Premier League side announced on Wednesday.

The France international re-signed for United from Juventus in 2016 but failed to deliver on his huge promise, often struggling for consistency at Old Trafford.

“The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June when his contract expires,” the club said in a statement.

“The Frenchman has enjoyed a long association with United, having joined the Le Havre club’s Academy aged just 16.”

After coming through the youth ranks, Pogba left United for Juventus on a free transfer in 2012 before being lured by manager Jose Mourinho, who paid a record fee of 89 million pounds (111.96 million pounds) for him. of dollars).

Pogba’s arrival was meant to mark a new era at United – a club that struggled to qualify for the Champions League, let alone be seen as a title contender – but he was unable to to show consistency despite winning the League Cup and Europa League in his debut season. .

A fallout with Mourinho led to the 29-year-old being dismissed as vice-captain and although he enjoyed a brief resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his overall contributions were limited by injuries or a lack of support in the field.

Pogba made 27 appearances in all competitions for United last season as he finished sixth in the league and missed out on a Champions League place. He last played for United in April.

“It was a low-key end to a career at United which had brought so many individual highlights, so many fine goals, assists and skill,” United added.


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