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Giggs expects Pogba to leave Manchester United and expresses sympathy for Solskjaer

Ryan Giggs doesn’t expect Paul Pogba to be a Manchester United player next season, and has said he feels sorry for former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for having to continuously answer questions about the midfielder.

Ever since his £89 million return to Old Trafford in 2016, Pogba has been a divisive figure for many, the France international posting impressive stats from his central midfield base, yet somehow still failing to consistently produce anywhere near his best on a regular basis.

The 26-year-old has never been too far away from the headlines during his three-and-a-half years back in the Premier League, and despite featuring in just seven league games all season, his name still continues to dominate conversations, with rumours of a transfer never too far away.

The latest drama comes after Pogba apparently suffered a recurrence of the ankle injury that had kept him out of action from September to December, though comments from his controversial agent Mino Raiola have done little to help.

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When asked whether he wants, or expects, to see Pogba at Manchester United next season, club legend Ryan Giggs told Premier League productions: “No, no.

“I feel sorry for Ole because he’s got to continuously answer questions on Paul Pogba.

“I say United are on a good run at the moment and that’s without him. He’s come on and done okay in a few games but it’s disappointing at the moment.

“He is a talent, we talk about him all the time, he’s not consistently done it for United.

“Ole can only deal with the players that are fit at the moment.

“To continuously answer questions on a player that is rumoured to be leaving, to be injured, to be elsewhere when he should be perhaps in Carrington training, is frustrating to a manager.”

Pogba has frequently been linked with a move to Real Madrid, while former side Juventus are thought to be keen on taking him back to Turin.

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