Manchester United players and officials believe Paul Pogba has played his last game for the club, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror reports that “some of Pogba’s United team-mates and officials within the club now believe he will never pull on a United shirt again”.
That of course is not the official line from the club with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintaining Pigba will feature for United before the turn of the year.
The tabloid says Pogba is understood to be determined to force his way out of United with Real Madrid and Juventus believed to be two of his options.
There is apparently a “growing belief” from within the club that Pogba’s continued absence is an indication that he will leave United in 2020.
Pogba, who has been recuperating in America and Dubai, has not kicked a ball for United since September 30 because of an ankle injury.
“Of all things, he’s struck down ill now. He’s been off for two or three days – three days probably – so that’s not beneficial,” said Solskjaer. “That’s probably set him back quite a bit,” Solskjaer told ManUtd.com on Sunday, but which was only made public on Tuesday.
Pogba was given permission to attend his brother’s wedding near Paris a week ago, but with a comeback against Colchester in midweek on the horizon, he reported sick and is doubtful again against Watford on Sunday.
Paco Gonzalez, the director of Cope’s radio show ‘Tiempo de Juego’ (via Sport Witness) claimed sources from inside the Old Trafford dressing room said the France midfielder was fit and has recovered from an ankle problem, but did not want to feature for Solskjaer’s men.