Once the world’s expensive player after his then-world record transfer fee of 105 million euros after leaving for a free transfer in 2012, Paul Pogba immediately hit a rich vein of form after his return to Manchester United establishing himself as one of the key figures in Mourinho’s first season in charge. Scoring in the Europa League Final against AFC Ajax, Pogba also played vital roles in Manchester United’s EFL Cup success having scored in the second leg of the semi-leg against Hull City which allowed Manchester United advance to the final.
The tides could be said to have turned with his manager trusting the likes of Nemajic Matic and Scott Mc Tominay to marshal the affairs of the midfield. Pogba was also left on the bench for the crucial Champions League Last 16 first Leg Clash against Seville. With Mourinho publicly admitting that he would be in the market for a new midfielder in the summer, one could say the curtain has finally drawn on Pogba’s Manchester United’s career.
Having expressed his displeasure over the team’s style of play and his deployed position, Pogba has to leave United to a team that plays his style of football and to a manager willing to play him in his favoured position – the right-hand side of a three-man midfield.
Pogba also has to leave as it is obvious he has lost the trust of Jose Mourinho and is way behind the pecking order at Old Trafford. Pogba is too big a star and too talented a player to be left on the bench week in week out. So, he has to leave to a team where he would be given a chance to once again prove why he was once the most-sought-after player on the planet.