Paul Pogba’s time at Manchester United could soon be coming to an end as the midfielder’s contract expires this summer, but he has opened up about battling depression throughout his career
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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has bravely revealed the fact that he has battled depression throughout his career.
The midfielder became the most expensive player in the world when he returned to United from Juventus for £89m in 2016. However, his second coming at the club has drawn him regular criticism and he is now set to become a free agent this summer.
Pogba has now revealed that he has struggled with depression at stages in his playing career. In an open and honest interview with Le figaroPogba spoke about the challenge of facing reality and the “unmistakable signs” of just wanting to isolate.
“I’ve had depression in my career but we don’t talk about it,” Pogba explained. “Sometimes you don’t know it’s you, you just want to isolate yourself, be alone, those are unmistakable signs.”
After leaving Manchester United As a youngster, Pogba enjoyed rapid rise juventus, thrives in a hugely successful outfit. He played in one Champions League Finale and picked up many accolades with the Serie A giants before eventually returning to Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho was the man who signed him but Pogba has been tasked with being a fixture in a side desperate to get back to the top. The Frenchman has only won three awards with it First League club – but none since 2017.
During that tenure, Pogba has worked under another manager in Ralf Rangnick, who is in charge of Old Trafford on an interim basis. The 29-year-old was reportedly impressed by the German and his methods as the club chased the top four but his summer exit is still awaited at PSG. real Madrid and Juventus all sorts of goals.
At international level, Pogba has been able to show his talent and scored in the 2018 World Cup final as France celebrated global success. However, he recently endured a horrific event when robbers raided his home and stole his World Cup winner’s medal while his family was at the property.
Pogba revealed: “I’m fine, my family too. I had quite a surprise week with the Champions League game where I was told I won’t be playing and when I went home I discovered my house had been robbed after three people stole my safe.
“There was my mother’s jewelry in there, my World Cup medal… What scared me the most was that during the incident, my two children were at the nanny’s home, boys (1 and 2 years) in one room. After that, she was in shock for several days. The most important thing is that my children are doing well.”
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