Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has failed to stamp his authority in the Premier League after making his world record move from Juventus this summer. The Frenchman could be seen leaving Old Trafford next summer, if latest odds are to be believed.
Ladbrokes are offering odds of 9/2 tipping Pogba to leave Manchester United ahead of the start of the next season. Ever since his move from Serie A, the France international has struggled to find the same rhythm and verve with which he was seen playing in Italy. He has so far failed to gel well with his teammates and provide the services expected from a player of his value.
Pogba was involved in another lackluster display in United’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool on Monday, this week. Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho also mentioned the player’s shortcomings in his post-match press interaction.
“Had it been 1-0, it would have been finished. Where Pogba was playing, I was expecting more penetration.” Mourinho said, according to Sky Sports.
If the odds at Ladbrokes are to be believed, then a transfer out of Old Trafford in January, next year could not be ruled out either. An odd of 11/4 has also been placed on Mourinho benching Pogba in United’s visit to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League, next week.
Real Madrid are currently leading the race of landing Pogba with an odd of 7/4 placed in their favor. French giant Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and La Liga giant Barcelona follow suit with 7/2 and 9/2 odds respectively.
On what could surprise and anger many of the United supporters, a move to the blue half of Manchester could also not be ruled out. The website has placed an odd of 8/1 on Pogba joining Manchester City next summer.
“Pogba’s return hasn’t lived up to expectations, and comments from Mourinho this week suggest the United boss may pull the plug early on the midfielder’s comeback.” A Ladbrokes spokesperson said.
It is being hoped that Pogba will be able to better his performances under the famous red jersey of Manchester when United take on Fenerbahce in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday.
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