FILE PHOTO: Football Football – English Premier League – Manchester United v Norwich City – Old Trafford, Manchester, England – 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 said on Wednesday.
The France international re-signed with United from Juventus in 2016 but failed to deliver on his huge promises, he often struggled with stability at Old Trafford.
“The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June, upon the expiration of his contract,” the club said in a statement.
“The Frenchman has enjoyed a long association with United, joining the club’s Academy from Le Havre at the age of 16.”
After going through his youth years, Pogba left United for Juventus on a free transfer in 2012 before being lured back by manager Jose Mourinho, who paid a then world record fee of 89 million pounds ($111.96 million) for him.
Pogba’s arrival was intended to signal a new era at United – a club struggling to qualify for the Champions League, let alone be seen as title contenders – but he was unable to. brought consistency despite winning the League Cup and Europa League in his first season. .
The defeat to Mourinho saw the 29-year-old stripped of the vice-captaincy armband and although he enjoyed a brief resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his overall contributions were limited by injury or lack of support. assist on the field.
Pogba made 27 appearances in all competitions for United last season as they finished sixth in the table and missed out on a Champions League spot. He last played for United in April.
United added: “It was the final phase of United’s career that brought so many individual top moments, so many beautiful goals, assists and technical prowess,” United added. added.
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