Man Utd ‘reach conclusion’ over Pogba future as contract expiry looms

Paul Pogba’s existing Manchester United deal expires at the end of the season and the player is yet to publicly confirm whether he will sign a new contract at Old Trafford

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will reportedly leave the club in June when his contract expires ahead of a free transfer.

It’s believed the Old Trafford side have failed to agree a new deal with the World Cup winner, 28, ending months of speculation.

According to ESPN, United are now resigned to losing their record signing but will not try to sell him in the January transfer window.

Rumours emerge just days after Pogba was sent off for a reckless tackle on Naby Keita during the team’s 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool.

When recently asked about the player’s future, agent Mino Raiola said: “You would have to ask Manchester United about it. At this moment, everything is calm. There is no update.”

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Paul Pogba’s time at Manchester United appears to be coming towards an end


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Pogba has been linked with a return to former side Juventus in recent months, as well as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

The 89-cap France international started his professional career at United but was allowed to leave the club in the summer of 2012.

He made 178 appearances in all competitions during his time at Juventus, winning four Serie A titles and two Italian Cups, as well as appearing in the 2015 Champions League final.

Pogba re-joined United for a world record £89million fee in August 2016 but the move hasn’t worked out, winning just two major honours.

When he returned to Manchester, the player said: “This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to.”

United, however, have failed to win the Premier League or come close to lifting the European Cup during his first five seasons after the transfer.

Recent rumours suggested Pogba has fallen out with Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although the player insists these are “lies” to make headlines.

Former Liverpool ace and Mirror Football columnist Stan Collymore believes Pogba should be the first “casualty” of any fallout at United.

Pogba has failed to replicate his international form at club level


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Paul Scholes, meanwhile, has slammed the academy graduate for causing “mayhem” by not committing his future to the club.

The United icon said: “Paul Pogba coming on to the pitch at half-time to try to help the team and maybe get a little respectability, tries to stand on the ball, tries to show how strong he is in the middle of the pitch… gives the goal away.

“Then later on gets sent off with a ridiculous tackle, now you’re 5-0 down with 10 men. You’d have to think, if Ole’s still a manager there, will we see Pogba again in a United shirt?

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“He’s caused mayhem over the last couple of years. Everyone knows what a talent he is, everybody trusts him, every manager trusts him, tried to give him his head and let him be the player he’s been.

“But with all the commotion, not signing his contract, almost holding the club to ransom, and then he comes on and does something like that.

“It’s not Ole’s fault, don’t get me wrong, but that’s part of it that almost summed the United performance up today.”

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