Paul Pogba

Wayne Rooney feels Paul Pogba should leave Man United at the completion of the season.

Pogba, United’s record acquisition, returned to Old Trafford in 2016 following a successful spell with Juventus.

The France international was denied a chance at United early in his career but developed into one of Europe’s top midfielders while at Turin.

However, the deal has not resulted in the success anticipated, with United winning just two titles since Pogba’s arrival.

His contract expires at the end of the season and no agreement on a new term has been reached, and Rooney, Pogba’s former teammate, believes it is time for him to go on.

Rooney told Sky Sports: “It’s probably got to a point now where it’s better for him to move on.

“If Paul was honest with himself he probably hasn’t had the impact he would have liked since he returned to Manchester United.

“I watch him play for France and he’s a completely different player with everything, his vision, his control of the game is there every game for France.”

“There hasn’t been a settled manager there since obviously Alex Ferguson so whoever comes in needs time to rebuild a relationship with those players,” he added.

“I get that [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in place for nearly three years] but I think they were going through a transition period and it didn’t work, and I think that is obvious with Ole, but I think in the end it hasn’t worked for the new manager who has come in.”

Pogba‘s future has long been in doubt, and Bruno Fernandes’ success since his January 2020 arrival has added to the pressure on the 29-year-old.

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