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Manchester United Are "Prepared" For Paul Pogba To Exit Club On A Free Transfer

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Manchester United Are "Prepared" For Paul Pogba To Exit Club On A Free Transfer

Manchester United have accepted the fact that Paul Pogba may choose to leave the club on a free transfer next summer, as contract talks with the Frenchman stall.

A number of clubs around Europe are thought to be interested in signing him, with the player's notorious agent, Mino Raiola, central to any future more - or indeed contract renewal.

United have been trying to tie Pogba down to a new deal for months, and following a strong start to the new campaign, things were looking positive on that front.

However, a recent downturn in results under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, alongside Pogba being actively dropped for big matches, has completed changed the situation.

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ESPN now reports that the club's board have come to terms with the fact that the World Cup winner may simply choose to depart on a free transfer next summer, and instead sign for one of Europe's super clubs.

The likes of Real Madrid and PSG have both been heavily linked with the 28-year-old, as indeed have former club Juventus, who could be in need of a new midfielder if Aaron Ramsey returns to the Premier League in the coming months.

According to the report, United will not attempt to try and get a fee for their superstar asset by selling him in January, as they instead wish to keep hold of him for the duration of the season.

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When asked about Pogba's future this week, the midfielder's agent, Mino Raiola, said: "You would have to ask Manchester United about it. At this moment everything is calm. There is no update."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Pogba was a notable absentee from the Red Devils' two most recent starting XI's against Atalanta and Liverpool.

After United's 3-2 win over Atalanta last week, where the Frenchman started from the bench, former player-turned pundit Paul Scholes went so far as to suggest that he wouldn't be missed by the club.

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"You'd have to think, if Ole's still a manager there, will we see Paul Pogba again in a United shirt?" Scholes claimed on BT Sport.

"He's caused mayhem over the last couple of years. Everybody knows what a talent he is, everybody trusts him, every manager trusts him, tried to give him his head and let him be the player he's been."

Topics: Paul Pogba, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Real Madrid

Tom Fenton
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