Paul Pogba is said to have left Manchester United's WhatsApp group ahead of his summer exit

Paul Pogba ‘leaving Man United WhatsApp group after receiving two contract offers’


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly told his teammates he will be leaving at the end of the season and has also left the team’s WhatsApp group.

Caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed Pogba is out for the rest of the season after picking up an injury early in the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool last Tuesday.

The 29-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer and the club-record £89million signing looks certain to leave for a second time on a free transfer.

Paul Pogba is said to have left Manchester United’s WhatsApp group ahead of his summer exit

According to the Daily Mirror, Pogba has told his teammates he is on his way this summer, and has even left the WhatsApp players’ group the team uses to keep in touch.

He also received two contract offers amid interest from Real Madrid and PSG.

It comes days after Pogba said his career with Manchester United was ‘not over’ despite Rangnick’s comments.

Caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick (left) had hinted that Pogba had played his last game for the club

Caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick (left) had hinted that Pogba had played his last game for the club

Pogba left with an injured calf within the first 10 minutes of United’s 4-0 humiliation at Anfield.

He was the subject of a handful of mockery from the away supporters section following the boos he received at Old Trafford against Norwich.

As he headed down the tunnel after the full-time whistle, Pogba held his hand to his ear towards Stretford End.

The Frenchman limped off and was mocked by the traveling support at Anfield

The Frenchman limped off and was mocked by the traveling support at Anfield

Everything seemed to suggest that the Frenchman had played his last game for the club, with even his current manager seeming to believe that was the case.

However, the midfielder tweeted during his side’s loss to Arsenal that his time in Manchester was ‘not over’.

He wrote: “Absolutely disgusted that I couldn’t help the team in today’s game. I will work even harder to come back stronger and hopefully before the end of the season.

Pogba was mocked as he left the pitch in United's 3-2 win over Norwich earlier this month

Pogba was mocked as he left the pitch in United’s 3-2 win over Norwich earlier this month

“It’s not over,” he added. “Thank you all for your support, United we would stand!”

Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata are also expected to leave the club on free transfers during the summer window.

The Old Trafford hierarchy are said to have handed new manager Erik ten Hag a budget of £100-150million to land new players, but told the Dutch boss to prioritize ‘evolution rather than development’. revolution”.

Therefore, Ten Hag will be looking to sign Darwin Nunez, Jurrien Timber and Pau Torres after offloading Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Alex Telles and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

He responded to boos at the final whistle by cupping his ear before his exit from Old Trafford

He responded to boos at the final whistle by cupping his ear before his exit from Old Trafford

Rangnick said ahead of United’s trip to Arsenal: “Everyone else is still injured and Paul with the scan it’s very likely he won’t play again until the end of the season.”

“The doctor told me he would need at least four weeks to recover and the last game will be at the end of May. I don’t think it’s very likely that he will play again.

The caretaker boss added: “Obviously there are quite a few players whose contracts are expiring, there might be a few more who are on loan who might still want to be loaned out or leave the club, that will be a significant change and necessary reconstruction.’

According to ESPN, club chiefs have decided to distance themselves from Rangnick’s remarks following the 4-0 loss to Liverpool.

Several players including Pogba and Jesse Lingard should leave on free transfers

Several players including Pogba and Jesse Lingard should leave on free transfers

Speaking after the game, Rangnick insisted Manchester United sign 10 new players during the summer transfer window, saying: “It’s embarrassing, it’s disappointing, maybe even humiliating.” We have to accept that they (Liverpool) are six years ahead of us now.

“There will be a reconstruction here. Six, seven, maybe 10 new players will come. (Liverpool) have better players than us and that was really reflected in today’s result.

“There will definitely be a rebuild, that was obvious in the first three or four weeks for me. For us as coaches, it’s extremely embarrassing to sit here and have a press conference like this. We just have to admit that they are better than us.

Erik ten Hag has a budget of £100m-150m to land new players in the summer

Ajax's Jurrien Timber reportedly high on his wishlist

Erik ten Hag has a budget of £100-150million to land new players over the summer and Ajax’s Jurrien Timber (right) is said to be high on his wish list.

United are open to signing new players during the summer window, but they have made it clear to Ten Hag that they are looking to develop the current squad rather than overhaul it.

That being said, Ten Hag will have a huge budget to spend during the transfer window. He will also receive extra cash once United offload a host player.

Moreover, Ten Hag will have to make a decision regarding United’s goalkeepers once he arrives at the club.

Dean Henderson has expressed his desire to leave while sources have revealed the Dutch manager is worried about David de Gea’s suitability for his system.

Therefore, with a mass exodus expected this summer, United are drawing up a list of potential candidates with whom they wish to speak.

Manchester United will offload players like Bailly, Martial, Telles and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (left)

Manchester United will offload players like Bailly, Martial, Telles and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (left)

They are eager to sign a striker and a midfielder during the summer window. The Red Devils are believed to be interested in either Harry Kane or Benfica’s much-loved striker Nunez.

However, Benfica are believed to be expecting at least £110m for the striker – and the fee would be a considerable profit on the £20m they paid for him in 2020.

United are also reportedly drawing up a list of full-backs for the summer transfer window. Among those selected so far is Villarreal defender Torres.

The Red Devils also approached Ajax over Timber’s availability ahead of Ten Hag’s arrival at the club.

Moreover, ESPN claim Manchester United director of football John Murtough has contacted Andreas Pereira to say that Ten Hag would be interested in his services should a permanent move to Flamengo fall through this summer.

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