Paul Pogba is set to leave Man Utd this summer with representatives in talks with Real Madrid and Juventus | Transfer Center News


Paul Pogba is increasingly likely to leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of the season and would be hurt by the backlash from fans who booed him at Old Trafford last week.

Pogba was mocked by United fans when he was substituted in their 3-2 win over Norwich, after which caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick said: “I don’t think it makes sense to face and to target a specific person or players.”

Several clubs, including Real Madrid and Juventus, are in talks with Pogba’s representatives to sign him on a free transfer this summer.

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The France international hasn’t ruled out staying in the Premier League either.

Pogba was also substituted in United’s 4-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool on Tuesday after suffering a calf injury in the opening 10 minutes of the game at Anfield.

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The 29-year-old will be assessed by United medical staff to determine the extent of the injury.

In a comment, Gary Neville said this could be the last time Pogba is seen in a United shirt, with the side having just five games left as they bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League. League.

Pogba first joined United from Le Havre as a teenager in 2009 but terminated his contract before breaking into the first team to join Juventus.

The midfielder joined United from the Italian club for a world record in 2016 and won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at Old Trafford.

But while he has won the World Cup and Nations League with France since then, other trophies at club level have failed to materialise.

Pogba had previously appeared close to an exit from United towards the end of Jose Mourinho’s tenure as manager after their relationship deteriorated.

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Mourinho has stopped Pogba from leading the club, while the duo have also been filmed battling it out during training.

However, Mourinho was sacked a few months later and Pogba was brought back into the squad by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Injuries have limited Pogba to just 21 starts in all competitions this season, and he and the club will once again finish the season empty-handed.

Senior scouts leave Man Utd as part of recruitment overhaul

Senior Reporter Melissa Reddy:

Manchester United’s overhaul won’t just be the squad and a new face in the dugout as the club’s head scout Jim Lawlor and head of global scouting Marcel Bout have left Old Trafford.

Fixing a recruitment structure that has played a part in grossing out £1.4billion over the past decade with little to show as it was behind schedule.

Lawlor joined United in 2005 under Sir Alex Ferguson, working towards a promotion to head scout in 2014, while Louis van Gaal drafted Bout as part of his coaching staff before moving to scouting.

A club statement read: “Jim Lawlor has decided to step down as head scout this summer after 16 years with the club.

“During this period, Jim played a key role in the development of several award-winning Manchester United teams and was an important source of advice to Sir Alex Ferguson and each of the managers who came after him.

“Jim leaves the club with our warmest thanks for his important contribution and our best wishes for the future.

“Marcel Bout has left his role as head of world scouting after eight years with the club.

“A respected individual inside and outside Manchester United, Marcel has played an important role as an assistant manager and in building our scouting abilities over the past few years.

“Marcel leaves the club with our warmest thanks for his important contribution and our best wishes for the future.”




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