BREAKING: Man Utd confirm Paul Pogba exit as club-record signing leaves for nothing again

Manchester United have announced Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford on a free transfer for a second time at the expiry of his contract at the end of the month.

The midfielder, 29, initially spent three years with the Red Devils as a youngster between 2009 and 2012 before joining Juventus for no fee. He then returned to United after a trophy-laden stint in Italy by completing a club-record £89million transfer in 2016, going on to make 226 appearances during his second stint with the club.

The France international was a key member of the team under former manager Jose Mourinho and won the double of the EFL Cup and Europa League during his first season back in England. However, he struggled to nail down a role under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, with injuries increasingly impacting his minutes.

Pogba scored just once in 27 appearances in all competitions this season, suffering hamstring and calf complaints. His last appearance for the Red Devils is one he will wish to forget as he picked up the latter injury in the 4-0 defeat by bitter rivals Liverpool in April.

The Paris native’s quality is undeniable but his legacy at United is a mixed one, as he has been criticised by pundits and his own managers alike for a perceived lack of effort on occasion. As he is not 30 until next year, the World Cup winner has plenty left to give at the highest level and a return to Juventus appears to be his most likely move, while Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have also been linked with him.

United paid tribute to Pogba with a lengthy statement on their official website which charts his two-stint journey with the club, which began when he joined the academy from Le Havre aged just 16. “The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June, upon the expiry of his contract,” the statement opens.






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Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United for free for the second time
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It later concludes: “Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Paul on his successful career, and thank him for his contributions to Manchester United. We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey.”

Pogba scored 39 goals during his second stint with United, 16 of which came during his breathtaking 2018/19 season. A return to Juve would seen him rejoin the club where he won four straight Serie A titles and two Coppas Italia between 2012 and 2016.

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