Agency Report, Damilola Aina

Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of this month, the club have confirmed.

Pogba, 29, cost United a then-world record £89m when he re-joined the club from Juventus in 2016.

He made 27 appearances in an injury-hit final season in his second spell.

“The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June, upon the expiry of his contract.

“Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Paul on his successful career, and thank him for his contributions to Manchester United.

“We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey.”

“It was a low-key end to a United career that brought so many individual high moments,” the Old Trafford club said in a statement.

“So many beautiful goals, assists and pieces of skill.

“For a boy that joined the Academy at 16 to make over 200 United appearances and lift the Youth Cup, along with two major pieces of silverware, is something that should be applauded and celebrated.”

Pogba returned to United after four hugely successful seasons at Juve, where he became a multiple Serie A winner and one of the best midfielders in Europe.

He was ultimately unable to build on that reputation in Manchester, though, as a Carabao Cup and League Cup double in his first season back under Jose Mourinho proved to be the only trophies he would win with the Red Devils.

The 2021-22 season was arguably his worst yet as he only scored once in 29 appearances across all competitions while struggling with familiar fitness problems.

Pogba became a World Cup winner with France in 2018, but was never able to reach the same high level at club level with the Red Devils, and he will leave Old Trafford with a total of 39 goals and 51 assists to his name.