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Paul Pogba wants out of Manchester United at first opportunity - report

Paul Pogba

The Sun (opens in new tab) writes that the Frenchman has become dispirited at Old Trafford and doesn’t want to be blamed for their failures with the club stuck in a downward spiral.

United (opens in new tab) needed penalties to get past League One outfit Rochdale on Wednesday but Pogba was not among the five takers as they won the shootout 5-3.

He was also overlooked for the captaincy as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed the armband to youngster Axel Tuanzebe.

It is understood that there is no chance of Pogba agreeing to a new deal with the Red Devils and his current contract is due to expire in 2021, although United have the option to extend for a further year.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.