Paul Pogba officially set to leave Manchester United

We finally know what we have suspected for two years, Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United as a free agent.

Manchester United confirmed the news Pogba will leave via the official website.

The Frenchman’s contract expires in June, and he will join Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic in departing on free transfers, with Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard’s departures expected to also be confirmed.

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Paul Pogba officially set to leave Manchester United

This is the best move for everybody. Pogba’s spell at Manchester United has been a failure since he rejoined in 2016.

Some of that has been due to the dysfunction around him, where he played under three different managers.

Another side of the situation should place the blame squarely on Pogba, who has lacked consistency – and for instance has never won a league game against Liverpool during his six years at the club.

Pogba failed to win a single Champions League knockout game he appeared in, from seven attempts, during his six seasons at Old Trafford, and only played more than 30 league games in a season once.

He won the Europa League and League Cup during his first season at United, and then failed to kick on.

Pogba is strongly tipped to rejoin Juventus, with  Gazzetta Dello Sport reporting a deal is close to completion.

This would be the second time he has signed for the Italian side on a free transfer.

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Only Manchester United could lose a player twice on a free transfer, having signed him for a club record £89 million.

It sums up the mess overseen by Ed Woodward over the past decade, who thankfully has now left too. The club record fee still stands.

Letting go of Pogba was the right move at this point, however.

Signing him to an expensive new contract could have been a major error. His spell at United simply hasn’t worked. Now he can move on, and so can Manchester United, drawing a line and moving towards a hopefully more successful new era under new boss Erik ten Hag.

Honestly at this point, the news Pogba is officially set to leave Manchester United comes as a relief. He will no doubt be glad too.

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