Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has said Paul Pogba “most likely won’t be” staying at the club beyond this season.
Pogba injured his calf during a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday which will keep the midfielder out of action for a month.
With the Frenchman losing his contract at the end of the campaign, and United’s final match of 2021-22 on May 22, Rangnick does not expect Pogba to appear again and has now suggested he may have played his last team game.
“He will not be available at [Arsenal] and will probably not be available for the rest of the games. It looks like he will not be renewing his contract at the moment [so] he may not be here next season,” Rangnick told a news conference Friday.
Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and former club Juventus in recent weeks.
The 29-year-old has won the World Cup with France in 2018, playing a key role for Les Bleus, but has struggled to play at United’s top level since returning to the Premier League club in 2016.
When asked why Pogba’s six years at Old Trafford have been up and down, Rangnick replied: “It’s hard to say.
“He is a World Cup winner with France, he is such a good player that he used to start a team like France. We all know what kind of strength he has and what kind of player he can be.
“He was like a few other players who struggled to get his best game going forward on the field of a team like Man United.
“This has not only happened this season or in the last few weeks. As far as I can remember, it was the same years ago.”