It’s a sad day for the penny pinchers at Manchester United that Paul Pogba joined the club for a world-record fee, but he’ll leave for nothing.
United announced the Wednesday the France midfielder would be departing Old Trafford after six seasons at the end of the month.
This comes after years of speculation because Pogba never shied away from talking about the prospect of leaving United. That’s why it is not a surprise to see him leave under a grey cloud as far as the majority of fans are concerned.
“We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey,” United said in a long statement via ManUtd.com that detailed his two stints at the club, even though his second spell has been underwhelming and costly.
Pogba made his return in 2016, when Jose Mourinho was manager, to a series of glitzy videos on social media. I reckon he’ll return to Juventus to much of the same.
It didn’t take him long to break his silence on leaving United as Pogba took to Twitter an hour ago.
He tweeted: “I feel privileged to have played for this club. Many beautiful moments and memories but most importantly an unconditional support from the fans. Thank you @ManUtd”
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) June 1, 2022
Pogba made 226 appearances for the club, scoring 39 goals and won two trophies (Europa League and League Cup).