Manchester United said on Wednesday that the France midfielder would be departing Old Trafford at the end of the month when his contract expires.
Paul Pogba joined Manchester United for a world-record fee. He’ll leave the English club for nothing.
United said Wednesday the France midfielder would be departing Old Trafford at the end of the month when his contract expires.
“It was a low-key end to a United career that brought so many individual high moments,” the club said.
“So many beautiful goals, assists and pieces of skill.
“For a boy that joined the academy at 16 to make over 200 United appearances and lift the Youth Cup, along with two major pieces of silverware, is something that should be applauded and celebrated.”
“We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey,” the club said in a lengthy statement that detailed all the successes in his career.
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 made just seven senior appearances before his contract expired in July 2012, and he left to join Juventus.
He made his return in 2016, when Jose Mourinho was manager, for a fee of around 105 million euros. He came from Juventus, where he had moved from United in 2012, having joined the English team’s academy at 16.
Pogba made 226 appearances, scoring 39 goals, in six injury-affected years in his second spell at United. During that time, he won the World Cup with France in 2018, but his performances for United never quite matched those for his national team, with United managers unable to find his best role.
He made 27 appearances in an injury-hit final season in his second spell. His final game for United proved to be the 4-1 loss at Liverpool in April when he hobbled off injured early in the first half.
Juventus are confident that they have agreed on a deal to bring Paul Pogba back to the Allianz Stadium this summer.
Pogba spent four remarkable seasons at La Vecchia Signora between 2012 and 2016, winning four consecutive Scudetti, two Coppa Italia, the 2013 Golden Boy award, and even being named in the UEFA Team of the Year in 2015.
Along with Pogba, Juventus are close to signing Angel Di Maria. The Argentine is also out of contract this summer, leaving PSG after seven hugely successful seasons in which he won a whopping 18 domestic trophies.