Pogba to press for a move away from Man United

Pogba, who joined from Juventus for a then-record €100 million three years ago, is under contract at United until June 2021, with an option for an extra year which could be triggered solely by the club.

However, with United failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League and in need of a rebuild following a shambolic end to the season, the 2018 World Cup winner wants a new challenge, with his agent, Mino Raiola, likely to begin talking to the United hierarchy once the Premier League season is over next week.

United’s stance publicly is that the Paris native is not for sale at any price, though they have privately valued him at €160m in case they ever open the door for a move. Real Madrid, who are the only club Pogba is considering joining, will try to lower a potential transfer fee to around €120m, sources add.


Meanwhile, After Manchester United missed out on Champions League football for next season, the backlash against the club’s ownership by irked fans has kicked up another notch by un-following the team on social media platform.

The last stroke that broke the camel’s back was the underwhelming 1-1 draw against relegated Huddersfield at the weekend ended United’s hopes of muscling into the top four, opening the door for scorn and derision to be lumped upon the people running the club – particularly chief executive Ed Woodward.