Paul Pogba says he feels 'privileged' to have played for Manchester United

The news Paul Pogba has left Manchester United has been met with widespread relief all round.

United confirmed his departure, via the  official website, when his contract expires at the end of June.

Pogba says he feels ‘privileged’

Pogba has now had his say on his departure. Pogba says he feels ‘privileged’ to have played for the club and leaves with some beautiful memories.

The ‘beautiful memories’ Pogba refers to are few and far between. He has not lifted a trophy with the club since 2017.

His best game is widely seen as the comeback win over City, which took place in 2018.

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.

His four assists in one game against Leeds at the start of this season showed what he is capable of, but he could only manage five across the rest of the campaign.

This maddening inconsistency saw United fans grow increasingly frustrated with him, and there was a sense he checked out of the club back in 2018.

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A clean break is best for all, with Pogba expected to re-sign with former club Juventus.  Gazzetta Dello Sport report a deal is close to completion.

Pogba leaves as a free agent for the second time, and remains Manchester United’s most expensive signing of all time at £89 million.

United will save an estimated £15 million per year in wages thanks to Pogba’s depature, according to Spotrac.

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