Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has claimed that French midfielder Paul Pogba is all set to leave the Red Devils at the end of the season. Pogba was part of United’s latest fixture against arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield, where the 29-year-old was subbed out at the 10-minute mark due to a calf injury, which will now sideline him for the next four weeks.
While speaking in the post-match press conference, Ralf Rangnick talked about how Pogba was dealing with injury and has a lot of potential. “He’s injured, he’s a player who won the World Cup with France, he’s such a good player that he was a regular starter for a team like France. We all know what kind of potential he has and what kind of good player he can be”, Ralf said.
Rangnick also discussed Pogba’s lack of form for the Red Devils not only in this season but also during his early years at the club. He opined, “He was quite like a few other players struggling to get his best performance sustainably on the pitch for a team like Man United. This has not only been the case this season or in the last couple of weeks. As far as I remember it was also the case in earlier years.”
The German then also delved deeper into the issues faced by the Frenchman and expressed how he will not re-sign with Manchester United at the end of the season. “It’s difficult to say [why]. If myself or other coaches knew it would be easier to change that but I don’t know. As it seems right now he will not renew his contract and I don’t know, maybe the club or Erik [ten Hag] will not want to renew his contract, I don’t know. It’s most likely he won’t be here anymore next season”, Rangnick opined.
It’s probably better for him to move on: Rooney
A few days back, former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney also expressed how Paul Pogba should leave the club at the end of the season. While speaking to Sky Sports, Rooney said, “I think it’s got to a point where it’s probably better for him to move on.”
“If Paul is honest with himself, he probably hasn’t had the impact he’d have liked since he returned to Manchester United. I watch him for France and he’s a completely different player. The ability, vision and control of the game are always there for France”, he added.