Paul Pogba joined Manchester United for a world-record fee, but he'll leave the English club for nothing.
The Red Devils confirmed French international midfielder Paul Pogba will leave when his contract expires at the end of the month.
The academy graduate left Old Trafford as a free agent in 2012 to join Juventus and returned for a then world record fee of 105 million euros ($A156 million) four years later.
But Pogba has had a topsy-turvy time during his second spell with United, who have confirmed the France international will depart at the end of his deal.
United said in a statement: "Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Paul on his successful career, and thank him for his contributions to Manchester United.
"We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey."
Pogba scored 39 goals in 233 first-team appearances for United, whom he first joined from French club Le Havre in 2009.
A key part of the triumphant FA Youth Cup side of 2011, the midfielder joined Juve the following year and enjoyed a medal-laden time in Turin.
Pogba returned to Old Trafford in 2016 but struggled to live up to the billing, with EFL Cup and Europa League triumphs in his first campaign back at United proving to be his only silverware.
The 29-year-old - a World Cup winner with France in 2018 - is now leaving United on a free transfer for the second occasion, with a return to Juve potentially on the cards.
"For a boy that joined the academy at 16 to make over 200 United appearances and lift the Youth Cup, along with two major pieces of silverware - not to mention the World Cup at international level - is something that should be applauded and celebrated," United said.
Paris St Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are other clubs to have been linked with him in recent months.
Australian Associated Press
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