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Premier League: is Paul Pogba being forced out of Man Utd?

Vandals spray ‘Pogba Out’ on a sign outside the club’s training ground

Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United is up in the air after vandals defaced a sign outside the club’s Carrington training ground. 

Daubing “Pogba Out” in large red letters over the sign requesting fans don’t congregate for players’ autographs, the vandals have made clear their desire to see the Frenchman leave.

According to Goal.com, the graffiti “comes at a time where it seems some fans are losing patience with the 26-year-old”, and it could be the final straw for Pogba. 

Just over a week ago Pogba was subjected to racial abuse on social media after missing a penalty against Wolves. 

In response to the abuse United said in a statement: “The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also. 

“Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our #AllRedAllEqual initiative.”

Will Real move for Pogba?

Marca reports that Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has not given up hope of signing Pogba before the European transfer window closes on 2 September. 

“Zidane only wants Pogba” the Spanish newspaper says and the Real boss will wait until the last possible minute to bring the World Cup winner to the Bernabeu. 

Goal.com says the midfielder “wants a new challenge” and Real will be there for him.

Or will they? A report by Don Balon suggests that the La Liga club have turned their attention from Pogba to focus on Bruno Fernandes.

Pogba’s former club Juventus have also been linked with a move to bring him back to Turin. 

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