Manchester United have apparently accepted that Paul Pogba will not be signing a new deal at the club, and will allow him to leave in the summer.
The 27-year-old has never been far from the headlines since his high profile return to Manchester United back in 2016, the midfielder having spent four successful years with Serie A giants Juventus after initially leaving the Red Devils for free in 2012.
The World Cup winner opted to leave Old Trafford after growing frustrated at a lack of playing time under Sir Alex Ferguson, and it would appear that once again his future lies elsewhere, with the player heavily linked with an exit from the club.
The French international’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2022 after United triggered a one-year contract extension earlier this season, though according to the Sunday Mirror, the club have now ‘accepted’ that he won’t be further extending that deal.
Back in the summer, there was plenty of talk of Pogba committing his future to United, with some improved displays from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and the financial impact of the ongoing pandemic inhibiting potential suitors from making a move for the player.
However, any hope of the talented midfielder staying at the club was quashed last month, after Pogba’s controversial agent Mino Raiola confirmed that the player would not be at the club beyond the end of the season, just hours before United’s crucial Champions League meeting with RB Leipzig.
Since those comments, however, Pogba has been in much-improved form and he was particularly impressive in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa on New Years Day, a result that left United level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table.
With Solskjaer’s men being tipped as potential title challengers this term it could be the perfect way for Pogba to end his second spell at the club, with a move to the likes of Real Madrid and a return to I Bianconeri being mooted.