Paul Pogba clashed with some of his team-mates. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
The club confirmed on Wednesday that the Frenchman will leave the club this month upon the expiry of his six-year deal at Old Trafford.
It brings to an end Pogba’s second stint at the Theatre of Dreams and few supporters will be sorry to see the back of him.
While undoubtedly talented, Pogba failed to reach his potential at United and angled for transfers elsewhere on at least two occasions.
Fernandes’ arrival was a turning point for Pogba (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)
The first of which came under Jose Mourinho in 2018 and the second came under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the following summer.
United had just finished outside the top four and the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera were all being pushed out of the exit door.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James arrived but United’s immediate future looked bleak and after a terrible start to the season, Solskjaer’s pain was compounded when Pogba suffered an ankle injury.
The midfielder missed 28 matches between September and December before returning for two matches, only to undergo surgery on the ankle in January.
Solskjaer claimed after a New Year’s Day defeat to Arsenal that Pogba’s ‘people’ had advised him to have the operation and the Times claim that some of the midfielder’s team-mates held it against him that he did not push himself to recover quicker.
Pogba’s mood in the second half of the season – which was delayed because of the break forced on the Premier League by the coronavirus pandemic – was in huge contrast to his outlook during the first.
United signed Bruno Fernandes that January and that coincided with a huge uptick in the side’s form.
Pogba enjoyed an injury-free end to the season and spoke about wanting to sign a new contract.
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