Pogba 'has told' Man Utd of his next club

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Paul Pogba has reportedly informed Manchester United of the next club he wants to join when his contract expires in June. 

With 28-year-old down to the last six months of his United deal, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has told Red Devils officials he is not planning on staying at the club beyond the 2021/22 season, per the Daily Star. 

With Pogba having left United as an academy player for Juventus in 2012, he rejoined the Red Devils in 2016 for a record €105 million (R1.8 billion), making him the club's most expensive signing ever.

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However, with a lot of speculation having been cast over his future over the past few years, it is now reported that Pogba told the club a few weeks ago that he wants to join LaLiga giants Real Madrid when his current deal expires. 

Los Blancos have been widely linked with the midfielder in the past, especially during Zinedine Zidane's time in charge of the Spaniards, but recent reports have also linked the Les Bleus star with a move to Paris Saint-Germain. 

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Ahead of United's clash with Brentford on Wednesday, interim manager Ralf Rangnick was quizzed about playing Pogba even though his contract is set to expire in a few months, to which the German tactician responded: "I also played Nemanja Matic in the last games, and his contract is also expiring.  

"By the way, my contract as the manager is also expiring in the summer, so for us, we have the same goal. 

"He [Pogba] wants to show the fans of Manchester United, the board, the whole world, what kind of player he can be.  

"Even if it's for only showing up for a new contract elsewhere, he will be highly motivated to do that, so why should I then not play him?"

The Frenchman has played just 890 minutes across all competitions for United so far this season, having missed 14 games due to a hamstring injury he suffered while on international duty with France in November 2021.

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