Paul Pogba appears to have played his final game for Manchester United, with Ralf Rangnick stating that the midfielder would most likely not play again this season.
Pogba was pulled off with a calf injury barely ten minutes into United’s 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool.
The Frenchman was instantly ruled out of the games against Arsenal and Chelsea.
Rangnick, though, has ruled Pogba out of United’s remaining games, citing the doctor’s belief that he will be out for four weeks.
“The doctor told me it will take four weeks minimum for him to recover and the last game is at the end of May,” Rangnick told the press.
“I don’t think it is very likely he will play again.”
Pogba’s contract with United expires in the summer, so it appears that his brief appearance at Anfield will be his last.
When Pogba was replaced by Jesse Lingard, co-commentator Gary Neville observed, “That may be Paul Pogba’s last minutes in a Manchester United shirt, if that injury lasts a few weeks.”
According to recent reports, Pogba is exceedingly unlikely to sign a new contract.
Pogba’s treatment by his own supporters in the 3-2 win against Norwich, where he was jeered by parts of the United faithful at Old Trafford, is alleged to have been the final straw.
In addition to being booed when he was brought off, United fans chanted “f*** off” at the World Cup champion.
In what appears to be his farewell gesture at the Theatre of Dreams, he answered by cupping his ears to them full-time as he proceeded back down the tunnel.
Pogba has played 229 times for United, scoring 39 goals in his second stint after joining from Juventus for £89 million in 2016.
In his debut season, he won the Carabao Cup and the Europa League.