Paul Pogba ‘determined’ to leave Man United this summer- Standard

Man United miss out on Champions League

Paul Pogba is determined to leave Manchester United this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

One of the reasons Pogba may want to leave Old Trafford is due to United’s league position.

After going on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league earlier in the season, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it looked as though United may finish in a Champions League place.

However, largely since Solskjaer was named the club’s permanent manager, United’s form has been awful.

Their last five league outings have seen them pick up just one win.

As a result, they have failed to qualify for next year’s UCL and will instead be playing Europa League football.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Paul Pogba of Manchester United controls the ball under pressure from Marquinhos of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Pogba wants out of Old Trafford

With Real Madrid seemingly the main club interested in Pogba, it may be quite hard to keep hold of him due to Los Blancos being able to offer the midfielder Champions League football.

Also, after United failed to qualify for the Champions League, the full squad reportedly had to take a 25% pay cut, another point that may factor into Pogba wanting to leave.

The Standard’s report on Pogba leaving does mention the Champions League as a factor. However, it primarily focuses on issues from earlier in the season.

When Jose Mourinho was in charge at United, he stripped Pogba of the captain’s armband after two games of the 2018/19 season.

Mourinho would also bench Pogba in key games versus the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.

It is these problems that the Standard cites as the main reason for Pogba wanting to leave.

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