Manchester United have confirmed that midfielder Paul Pogba will exit the club at the end of June when his contract expires.
Pogba, 29, is out of contract on June 30 and will leave United exactly 10 years on from the previous time he left the club by running down his contract.
Pogba re-signed for United for a world record £89million in 2016 and won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season, scoring in the latter final.
However, the rest of Pogba’s United career was fraught and laden with incident. His late agent, Mino Raiola, offered Pogba to Manchester City in January 2018 and claimed the Frenchman’s United career was “over” in 2020.
The Frenchman has enjoyed a long association with United, having joined the club’s Academy from Le Havre at the age of just 16.
Pogba quickly progressed through the ranks, first impressing in the Under-18s and then swiftly moving upwards to the Reserves.
He first drew widespread attention as part of the Youth Cup side that achieved the club’s unprecedented 10th success in 2011, playing in both legs of that year’s final against Sheffield United.
The following season, he was granted a first-team debut under Sir Alex Ferguson, in a 3-0 League Cup win away at Leeds United.
But in the summer of 2012, due to strong competition for places at Old Trafford, Pogba joined Italian giants Juventus.
He quickly became a success in Piedmont, helping La Vecchia Signora lift four consecutive Serie A titles and a couple of Coppa Italias.
However, in 2016, he made the emotional decision to return to Old Trafford, in a bid to continue the nascent United career he had begun in that breakthrough season of 2011/12.
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