Paul Pogba set to run down Man United contract and leave for free in 2022

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly set to let his current contract at Old Trafford run down and eventually leave the Reds for free when his deal expires in 2022.

Pogba, 27, rejoined United in 2016 from Juventus, four years after departing the Reds’ youth academy. The Frenchman’s second Old Trafford coming cost the club’s’ hierarchy a whopping £94.5m, as per Transfermarkt.

Despite the initial excitement surrounding Pogba’s return, the midfielder has come under intense criticism for large parts of his second spell with United.

A series of inconsistent performances mixed with moments of individual errors have caused the World Cup winner to come under fire from fans and pundits alike.

The latest in the ongoing saga surrounding Pogba comes from The Athletic who claim that the French midfielder would prefer to leave United now, but with no clubs willing to part with such a large sum of money, the playmaker may be forced to run his deal down.

Pogba’s current contract expires in the summer of 2022 after the club’s decision makers recently opted to trigger a one-year extension, as per Manchester Evening News.

When it became clear United have extended Pogba’s deal, there was a feeling among fans that the club could be looking to move him on and recoup some of the huge fee they paid back in 2016.

The Athletic’s recent report coincides with those feelings as it continues to become increasingly more likely that Pogba’s long-term future will not be with United.

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