Sportscliffs opinion on Paul Pogba’s exit

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Sportscliffs opinion on Paul Pogba’s Manchester United exit.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been confirmed by the club that he will leave the team when his contract expires in June.

The French midfielder didn’t feature in much games for the Red Devils last season despite a bright start from him.

Pogba early career

Pogba began his football career at the age of six playing for US Roissy-en-Brie, a few miles south of his hometown. He spent seven seasons at the club before joining US Torcy, where he served as captain of the club’s under-13 team.

After one season with Torcy, Pogba joined professional club Le Havre. In his second season at the club, Pogba captained its under-16 team to the final phase of its domestic league, the Championnat National des 16 ans. Le Havre finished second to Lens in the final group phase, finishing ahead of the likes of Lyon and Nancy. Pogba also established himself as a youth international for his country.

Career at Manchester United

Pogba announced that he was departing Le Havre to join the youth academy of Manchester United in England on the 30th of July 2009.

Pogba completed his transfer to Manchester United on 7 October 2009 and made his debut with the club’s under-18 team on 10 October against Crewe Alexandra in a 2–1 defeat.

Pogba was promoted to the club’s reserve team permanently for the 2011–12 season and made his first appearance of the season on 15 August 2011 in the team’s opening Premier Reserve League match against Arsenal.

He made his Premier League debut against Stoke City on 31 January 2012, replacing Javier Hernández in the 72nd minute. He made another substitute appearance against West Bromwich Albion on 11 March. Four days later, he made his European debut in the second leg of the team’s UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against Spanish club Athletic Bilbao; he appeared as a substitute in the 2–1 away defeat, coming on for Michael Carrick in the 63rd minute as Manchester United lost the tie 5–3 on aggregate.

On 3 July 2012, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson confirmed that Pogba had left the club after not signing a new contract. Ferguson stated that Pogba had signed for Italian club Juventus in a deal the Scottish called disappoint and a disrespect to the club.

On 8 August 2016, Pogba returned to former club, Manchester United, on a five-year contract for a then-record for highest football transfer fee at €105 million (£89.3 million) plus bonuses of €5 million.

During his time under former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho the French man was criticize by the Portuguese has he was called a virus and not a team player.

Sportscliffs opinion

United fans though Pogba’s second spell at the club would have been a better one due to his performance at Juventus.

He is a skillful player who knows how to utilize ball, he has a great vision on the pitch and also have good sense of scoring.

With the arrival of the new manager at Manchester United Erik Ten Hag Pogba won’t be a good fit for the team.

Ten Hag is known for playing attacking football but with players that understands what team work is all about and also full of energy.

Though Manchester United do not profit from Paul Pogba first because he left the club as a free agent but it is a good choice for the club because he will not be a good fit for Ten Hag philosophy.




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