French World Cup winners Paul Pogba The club will leave English Premier League giants Manchester United at the end of their contract in June this year, the club announced in an official statement. According to several reports, the midfielder has been linked with a move to his former club Juventus, but Pogba’s next destination has not been confirmed.
Pogba later posted a video with a message on Twitter, “I am proud to play for this club. Many beautiful moments and memories but most importantly the unconditional support of the fans. Thank you. ManUtd“
– Paul Pogba (ulpaulpogba) June 1, 2022
The full statement on Pogba’s departure from the club is as follows:
“The Frenchman has enjoyed a long association with United, joining the club’s academy from Le Havre at just 16 years old.
Pogba made rapid progress in the ranks, first impressing in the under-18s and then rapidly moving towards the reserve.
He first made headlines as part of the Youth Cup, which saw the club’s unprecedented 10th win in 2011, playing against Sheffield United in both legs of this year’s final.
The following season, he made his debut in the first team under the head. Alex Ferguson wins 3-0 League Cup at Leeds United.
But in the summer of 2012, due to fierce competition for places at Old Trafford, Pogba joined the Italian giants Juventus.
He was a quick success at Piedmont, helping La Vecchia Signora win four consecutive Serie A titles and a pair of Coppa Italias.
However, in 2016, he made the emotional decision to return to Old Trafford, which he started in this crucial 2011/12 season.
It was immediately installed inside Jose Mourinho’s new-style midfield, and his first campaign in the M16 was a strong success.
After a brilliant ‘second’ debut against Southampton, where he rocked the crowd with his all-round midfield skills, Pogba started two cup finals, leading the Reds to the silverware.
He first played in the 2017 League Cup final against Southampton, winning 3-2. Zlatan IbrahimovicDramatic late winner. Sweden scored twice and, in full time, Mourinho called both Zlatan and Paul great for United.
United reached the UEFA Europa League final a few months later in Solna, Stockholm, and it was Pogba who started scoring against Ajax, just days after the tragic bombing at Manchester Arena. Started a great victory with -0.
The subsequent 2017/18 season saw a promising ending to second place, and Paul’s most commendable performance in a red shirt – in the chaos and memorable Manchester derby of April 2018.
Crosstown rivals City, knowing that a victory would win them the title, were forced to stand with United and watch the crowding ceremonies that would inevitably follow.
We found ourselves down 2-0 at half time, with a lot of blues. An awkward second half was approaching, but Pogba scored twice in a row to equalize and silence City’s crowd. Chris Smilling Soon, with United in the lead, they completed one of the most significant changes in Derby’s history.
This summer was a World Cup success for France, where Pogba was instrumental in helping Les Blues to a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the Moscow final, and a permanent presence throughout the tournament.
Encouraged by the height of his career, next season, 2018/19, will be the most successful of Pogba’s United career, scoring 16 goals in 47 appearances. But management changes – with Mourinho leaving – will replace Ole Gunnar Solskir – leading to a period of instability for the team.
Injury problems resulted in only 22 appearances in all competitions in 2019/20, although United fought an encouraging battle for third place under Soleskir.
And the team’s upward momentum continued in 2020/21, with Pogba’s two memorable stunners – in Turf Moore and Craven Cottage – taking United to the top of the table in January 2021.
Paul also played an important role in Europe. Coming at half time in our Europa League Round of 16 Second League against AC Milan, he scored a brilliant solo goal in San Cerro, which gave United a 2-1 overall lead and a decisive moment in the tie. Delivered
He scored again in the semi-final against Roma, but failed to stop the Reds from a 11-10 penalty shootout defeat to Villarreal in the Gdansk final.
Pogba’s last season at the club got off to a very promising start, with four amazing assists in our opening day defeat to Leeds United, but further injury issues will eventually derail his intentions.
The Frenchman had only 27 exhibitions under the interim manager, an alternative to Solskir and Norwegian. Ralph Rangink, and the last of his 233 United games ended in the 10th minute of defeat at Anfield in April 2022, Pogba had to leave the field due to another unfortunate knock.
It was a less important end in a United career that brought a lot of individual high moments, lots of beautiful goals, support and pieces of skill.
But for a guy who made more than 200 United appearances at the academy and won the Youth Cup at the age of 16, with two big pieces of silver – not to mention the World Cup internationally – is something that It should be praised and celebrated.
Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Paul on his successful career, and thank him for his support of Manchester United.
We wish them all the best for the future. “
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