Paul Pogba’s days at Manchester United are numbered and he could already have played his final game for the club. The midfielder was substituted early in the 4-0 loss to Liverpool last month and is yet to make a return.
The 29-year-old is out of contract this summer and despite being offered a new deal last year, it’s highly unlikely he commits to a new deal at Old Trafford.
Pogba’s departure is going to be the second time in a decade he runs his contract down and according to reports, he’s now favouring a move back to Juventus over a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, who have held a longstanding interest in the France international.
That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who add that Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong is one of the options to replace Pogba at United.
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Pogba made a spectacular return to United from Juventus in 2016 for a then world-record fee but his second stint has not gone according to plan.
Spells of good form aside, Pogba is yet to shine throughout an entire season and his injury record has become increasingly frustrating for United supporters.
Sadly, it’s come to a point where Pogba’s departure seems like a blessing more than a curse. His availability is laughable and United would do well to get him off the wage bill.
Pogba has become a scapegoat for supporters and perhaps that is through no fault of his own but the general consensus among supporters seems to be that it’s better to cut ties with the midfielder.
His highs at United were few and far in between and the United hierarchy have a huge task in the summer. Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard will all join Pogba in leaving on free transfers, leaving a gaping hole in United’s midfield and it’s in urgent need of filling.
Serie A suits him. He appears “better” there as opposed to the EPL, La Liga or even Ligue 1. He is searching out a payday against lesser competition to boost his confidence.