Paul Pogba will be free to leave Manchester United in a matter of months with his contract due to expire as the Frenchman confesses his lack of trophies has been an issue
Paul Pogba admits it is “sad” that Manchester United remain without silverware as he remained coy on his future.
The Frenchman was signed in 2016 for a club-record £89m having left as a youngster, but has seen his second coming at Old Trafford hampered by inconsistent performances.
His future, in part influenced by agent Mino Raiola, has been played out in public over the past few seasons.
Moves to Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG have all been touted and could now materialise this summer with the player free to leave. United have allowed Pogba to run down his contract with talks currently shelved over a new deal, although the player himself insists no decision has been made on his next move.
“Nothing is decided on my future, there is nothing done,” he told Telefoot.
“I can decide tomorrow, as I can decide during the transfer window. I want to come back, finish the season well.” He added: “The season is not over yet, but almost because we don’t have any more titles to play for. I want to win titles, to play for something and this year and the last few years we haven’t won a title. It’s sad.”
Pogba has not added to his trophy haul since helping the Red Devils win the Europa League in 2017. The same year he also claimed the Carabao Cup, but has been unable to lead United to the Premier League, which they’ve not won since 2013.
The 29-year-old has struggled to settle into a position in Manchester, being deployed in several different areas as managers attempt to find a role that would allow Pogba to reproduce the form he showed at Juventus. Injury has seen him miss out for large parts of this season, but Ralf Rangnick, the club’s interim boss, has expressed no issue with his contract situation.
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He said previously: “The question is how much does he still want to be a part of this group? How much does he still feel emotionally and physically on board? As long as this is the case, why shouldn’t Paul Pogba [play] now after two and half months of injury, fully fit again now?
“By the way, my contract as a manager is also expiring in the summer. For us we have the same goal. We have the same ambition to be as successful as we can possibly be in the next three or four months.”