Paul Pogba still expected to leave Manchester United despite Ten Hag arrival, says Fabrizio Romano
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is still expected to leave the club despite Erik ten Hag’s immiment arrival.
But as Fabrizio Romano explains, Pogba and his advisors are keeping the club in the dark over his his plans for the future.
Pogba’s contract is set to expire and it appears increasingly likely he will leave the club as a free agent.
In fact at this point, it would be viewed by supporters as a disappointment if he re-signed.
Romano told Five: “At the moment there are not so many chances for Paul Pogba to continue with Manchester United.
“The expectation is for him to leave on a free at the end of the season. Its not communicated yet from Manchester United, thats why we need to wait.
“While many players we know they are going to leave, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata; Paul Pogba has not been communicated yet by Pogba or Mino Raiola to the club, so that’s why we have to leave it open, but my feeling is that there are few chances for him to stay.
“Paris Saint-Germain are the club that are really interested in Paul Pogba. They already had some conversations with Mino Raiola, but it is still an open race. Nothing has been agreed yet with Paris Saint-Germain and Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola will speak to many clubs.”
It’s time to move on
Pogba has disappointed on the whole over his six years at Manchester United and was booed by some supporters after being substituted against Norwich at the weekend.
He then limped off after 10 minutes against Liverpool in midweek, prompting United legend Gary Neville to ask whether this was the last supporters had seen of him in a United shirt.
He is a doubt this weekend as United travel to Arsenal in the Premier League, and the appetite among fans to see him out there is diminishing each week.
There was always a chance Erik ten Hag could push to keep him, and ask United to make the Frenchman a fresh offer, but it seems unlikely.
Moving on is well overdue, and United should by now have withdrawn any contract offer which was on the table and left unsigned for so long.