Man United ace’s representatives in talks with European giants ahead of Old Trafford exit

Paul Pogba is likely to leave Manchester United this summer with representatives in talks with Real Madrid and Juventus

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is likely to leave the club in the upcoming summer transfer window, ending his second spell with the side after a six-year stay.

Having rejoined the Red Devils in 2016 after initially leaving for Juventus four years prior, the Frenchman will see his current deal with the English side expire at the end of the season. As such, he is free to speak to foreign clubs regarding a potential move and sign a pre-contract agreement.

Neither club nor player has provided any update on his contract situation, which suggests that the 29-year-old is inching towards an exit in the coming weeks, with United set to lose him for free in the summer.

Paul Pogba likely to leave Manchester United this summer with representatives in talks with Real Madrid and Juventus.  (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba sees his contract expire in the summer. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

He was last seen turning out for the Red Devils last night against Liverpool at Anfield, but the midfielder had a short stay on the pitch, leaving the field within ten minutes of the start after picking up an injury. His team would go on to lose 4-0 to the Merseyside club at the end of ninety minutes.

Hurt by home supporters

Over the weekend, Pogba was subject to jeers at Old Trafford by some supporters, despite a 3-2 win over Norwich City. Although the reason for their booing is not known yet, it is understood that the World Cup winner was hurt by their reaction when he was substituted.

With the player available for free at the end of the campaign, several clubs are looking to take advantage of this situation and are interested in snapping him up for themselves – including Real Madrid and Juventus. Interestingly, the France international has also not ruled out remaining in the Premier League.

Paul Pogba likely to leave Manchester United this summer with representatives in talks with Real Madrid and Juventus.  (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Paul Pogba was injured against Liverpool. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Having spent four successful years in Italy with Juventus, winning four consecutive Scudetto titles and reaching the final of the Champions League in 2015, Pogba has failed to replicate the same success at Old Trafford since returning to the club in 2016.

In comparison, the Frenchman can only boast of a League Cup and a UEFA Europa League title in his trophy cabinet with the Red Devils, apart from another Europa League final appearance last season, which he went on to lose to Villarreal on penalties.

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There has been a debate among United fans about whether the academy product’s second spell at Old Trafford has been worth the price we paid to Juve to land him, with the player unable to churn out consistent performances on the pitch. He seems to play better for the French national team than his club, which is another cause of puzzlement.

However, there is no denying that Pogba’s presence in our midfield makes us a stronger team on paper at least, and he will always be looked upon to pick out a brilliant run or find openings against tight defences. It remains to be seen whether the midfielder has a change of heart in the coming weeks, or whether his appearance against Liverpool last night before his injury was the last time we saw him turn out for United.