Paul Pogba set to leave Manchester United in free transfer


The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June, upon the expiry of his contract.

It’s over between Pogba and Man United after €100m deal to re-sign him from Juventus six years ago.

In one of football’s worst-kept secrets, Pogba won’t be extending his United contract and the club has confirmed in a statement of some 835 words he will be leaving right away.

A return to former club Juventus is the likeliest outcome after the 29-year-old never scaled the same heights in Manchester as he did during his first spell with the Italian giants.

United’s farewell message described ‘a career that had brought so many individual high moments, so many beautiful goals, assists and pieces of skill.’

They added: ‘For a boy that joined the Academy at 16 to make over 200 United appearances and lift the Youth Cup, along with two major pieces of silverware – not to mention the World Cup at international level – is something that should be applauded and celebrated.

‘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.’