Manchester United: Paul Pogba tipped for second Premier League exit amid reported Real Madrid interest


Pogba, 26, has endured a turbulent season at Old Trafford after the indifferent spell under former manager Jose Mourinho to being hailed as the best midfielder in Europe by his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With 25 goal contributions (14 goals and 11 assists) in 39 games, he's been one of the more influential players at the Red Devils, but with a top-four finish seemingly out of reach - his future has been subject to intense speculation.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner is said to be a target for Real head coach Zinedine Zidane within a new wave Galacticos in their rebuilding plans and former United midfielder Paul Ince feels it will be hard to keep him away from the 13-time European champions.

"Ole needs to convince him that he's going to build the team around him going forwards if he wants him to stay," Ince told Manchester Evening News.

"Honestly, I don't think Pogba will be at Old Trafford next season. It's always hard when Real Madrid come knocking, but I'm not sure Pogba's ever settled at United since he came back, and a move could be on the cards. 

"It's Ole's job to do some convincing now, convince players like Pogba and David de Gea that they're better off at Old Trafford."