Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United when his contract expires in June, according to the midfielder’s personal trainer.
The France international, who turns 29 next week, has not agreed to a new deal with the Red Devils and will be available to leave on a free transfer after the end of the season.
It would be the second time Pogba has left United for nothing, the player having joined Juventus in 2012 before making his return four years later for a then-world-record fee of £89.3million.
Coach Meddy, a Dubai-based fitness coach who counts other elite footballers among his clientele, says Pogba is still “enjoying himself” at United, particularly since Cristiano Ronaldo’s move back to England last year.
Still, he claims a parting of the ways could be mutually beneficial to the club and player.
“Regarding Pogba, at the end of June, he will no longer be a Manchester player,” he told calciomercato.com.
“I think it’s right for him to look elsewhere. Maybe Manchester also want to renew themselves, and the most sensible thing is to separate.
“The time is coming to change and try new challenges, new emotions, new environments for both Pogba and Manchester, to try something different, and maybe they will both be happy.
“Right now, I think he’s enjoying himself. They have a good team, especially since Ronaldo decided to return. The problem is the results aren’t coming.
“A top player doesn’t waste his time with minor competitions. He wants to be motivated to play for ambitious trophies.”
United sit fourth in the Premier League after 28 matches this season.
With a 19-point gap to leaders Manchester City and having exited both domestic cup competitions, the Champions League remains United’s only hope of silverware this season.
They face Atlético Madrid at home on Tuesday in the second leg of their last-16 tie, having drawn 1-1 in Spain.