Manchester United’s tryst with Paul Pogba has seen numerous twists and turns over the past few seasons. When Real Madrid were eager to sign him a few months ago, Ed Woodward is understood to have personally stepped in and blocked the move.
Then around the build-up to the winter window, when the poor rapport between the Frenchman and Jose Mourinho became evident, it seemed increasingly likely that the Portuguese gaffer didn’t want Pogba to continue at Old Trafford.
That saga ended swiftly as Mourinho was sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought the best out of the former Juventus man once more. However, in recent weeks, Pogba’s form has wavered yet again and now there is another massive update with regard to the possibility that he’ll depart in the summer.
The Daily Mail reports that Pogba has informed his friends that he doesn’t see a future at Manchester United anymore and wishes to shift to Madrid instead.
The Red Devils are understood to have given up on letting Pogba stay against his will, but won’t let the resultant deal occur for cheap. Reports are claiming that the Old Trafford outfit won’t accept any deal shy of the £160 million mark.
The key reason for Pogba’s displeasure with the Mancunian club is how they have ceased to challenge for silverware and aren’t competing against top sides anymore.
Further, the looming and likely lack of Champions League football this season is also believed to factor into the World Cup winner’s intent to depart.
Earlier, Solskjaer had confidently stated that Pogba would remain at Old Trafford in the summer. However, the Zinedine Zidane factor may be a big difference in the saga. Pogba has been a long-term admirer of the French legend while the manager himself is believed to have kept the Manchester United player in his summer transfer plans.