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OFFICIAL: Man United Confirm Pogba To Leave Club This Summer

OFFICIAL: Man United Confirm Pogba To Leave Club This Summer

Manchester United have confirmed Paul Pogba will depart the club this summer when his contract expires at the end of June.

The Red Devils made the announcement in a statement released on their website on Wednesday.

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Pogba, an academy graduate, left Old Trafford as a free agent in 2012 to join Juventus and returned for a then world-record fee of £89m four years later.

But Pogba has had a topsy-turvy time during his second spell with United, who have confirmed the France international will depart at the end of his deal.

The statement from United read:”The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June, upon the expiry of his contract.

“The Frenchman has enjoyed a long association with United, having joined the club’s Academy from Le Havre at the age of just 16.

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“Pogba quickly progressed through the ranks, first impressing in the Under-18s and then swiftly moving upwards to the Reserves.

“He first drew widespread attention as part of the Youth Cup side that achieved the club’s unprecedented 10th success in 2011, playing in both legs of that year’s final against Sheffield United.

“The following season, he was granted a first-team debut under Sir Alex Ferguson, in a 3-0 League Cup win away at Leeds United.

“But in the summer of 2012, due to strong competition for places at Old Trafford, Pogba joined Italian giants Juventus.

“He quickly became a success in Piedmont, helping La Vecchia Signora lift four consecutive Serie A titles and a couple of Coppa Italias.

“However, in 2016, he made the emotional decision to return to Old Trafford, in a bid to continue the nascent United career he had begun in that breakthrough season of 2011/12.

“He was immediately installed within the heart of Jose Mourinho’s new-look midfield, and his first campaign back in M16 was a strong success.

“After a sublime ‘second’ debut against Southampton, where he wowed the crowd with his all-round midfield mastery, Pogba started two cup finals that would both result in the Reds lifting silverware.

“First he starred in the 2017 League Cup final against Southampton, which resulted in a 3-2 win thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s dramatic late winner. The Swede scored twice and, at full-time, Mourinho singled out both Zlatan and Paul as United’s outstanding players.”

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