He is likely to have played his last game for the Red Devils, having sustained a calf injury at Anfield during their 4-0 defeat to title-chasing Liverpool. The injury is said to mean four weeks on the sidelines. With less than a month left of the season, another appearance seems unlikely
According to Mike McGrath of the Telegraph, a move away from the Premier League is on cards for the 29-year-old. The report suggests he has many admirers across Europe with his former club Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid plotting a move for his signature.
Paul Pogba Talks Planned By Top European Clubs
Having entered the final six months of his contract, he has been free to speak to European clubs since January. It is believed that the French international was uncertain of his future in Manchester but put any talks of his future on hold to focus on his football. Yet, with turmoil both on and off the pitch for United this season, it appears a fresh challenge is now the more appealing decision. He has struggled this season, in particular with injuries and consistency.
He is a player who has undeniable quality. However, it just has not happened for him during his second spell in England. Moments of magic, but his United legacy is likely to be one of disappointment, especially when we consider the optimism surrounding his world record £90 million move in 2016.
A Return to Europe Likely
There have been no official offers received by Pogba’s team as of yet, but many of the European elite are after his signature. As a free agent, entering the latter stage of his career, this decision is an important one. A lucrative sign-on fee is likely. Where he ends up is likely to be his final big move where he is playing at the peak of his powers.
Having already had a stint in Turin with the Italian giants, a move to Spain seems more likely. In 2020, Pogba spoke of his ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid. In an interview with the French national team, he claimed “every footballer would love to” play at the Bernabeu.
Pogba is set to listen to offers at the end of the season. Yet, with his injury, his season is all but over. Talks are likely to pick up speed in the next couple of months. He is said to have no current preference and will listen to all offers before making his decision ahead of the 2022/23 season. He will hope to be settled and playing regularly ahead of the Qatar World Cup this winter.