Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been the cynosure of all eyes on an off the field. It has been quite a rollercoaster season for him since winning the World Cup with France last year.
After the exit of Jose Mourinho, Pogba showed his form and class under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as United went on to dominate games.
But since then, the performances have fallen flat for both Pogba and the club. Their recent 4-0 loss against Everton saw the Frenchman take the blame, as he hit out at the players for being disrespectful.
Meanwhile, Pogba has constantly been linked with a move away to Real Madrid. This happened after Zinedine Zidane, who returned to the Bernabeu as the manager, spoke highly about the Frenchman.
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“I know him personally, he is a truly different player,” Zidane had stated last month. “Few players can bring as much as he can. He is one of the midfielders who knows how to defend, who knows how to attack. He knows how to do it all. I like this player a lot, that is not new.”
United boss Solskjaer went on to defy rumours of a possible exit, and said that he wants to base his team around Pogba next season. But despite his claims, reports have resurfaced, indicating that Pogba will leave United for Real in the summer of 2019.
According to L’Équipe, Pogba has told some of his trusted allies at United that he is keen to make a move to Real Madrid after the end of the 2018-19 season.
Pogba is said to have grown disillusioned with United’s inability to compete for major silverware, and feels that he has a better chance of doing the same in Spain under Zidane.
The 26-year-old rejoined United in 2016 after four years at Juventus in a massive £89.3m deal, but has struggled to show his form consistently. His form has dipped of late, and he was heavily criticised for lacklustre displays against Barcelona and Everton last week.