Pogba and Lingard share big smiley selfie after confirming Man Utd exits

Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard posed together for a big smiley photo after confirming their Manchester United exits.

The Red Devils duo were all smiles as Pogba shared a selfie of them in a car on his Instagram page. World Cup winner Pogba captioned the snap: “My Bro,” along with heart, handshake and prayer emojis.

Their joyous mood came despite both saying goodbye to United after long stints with the Old Trafford club this week. United confirmed the exits of both players on Wednesday with two statements, with the Frenchman’s offering a particularly honest summary of his second stint with the club.

It read: "Pogba's final season at the club started off in hugely promising fashion, with an astonishing four assists in our opening-day thrashing of Leeds United, but more injury problems would ultimately derail his ambitions.

"It was a low-key end to a United career that had brought so many individual high moments, so many beautiful goals, assists and pieces of skill. But 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."

Pogba’s second spell with United was best characterised by fleeting moments of brilliance which were ultimately too inconsistent to leave a mark. The club signed Pogba from Juventus for £89million in 2016 despite initially letting him leave for free, but it will go down as a huge disappointment given he will leave having won only a Europa League and Carabao Cup.

And the 29-year-old did not appear too fussed toward leaving either. He simply wrote on Twitter: "I feel privileged to have played for this club. Many beautiful moments and memories but most importantly an unconditional support from the fans. Thank you Man Utd."

Lingard’s farewell provided a far more emotional message due to the player having been with the club for 22 years. He looked back with fondness at his time with United despite an underwhelming season.

He wrote on Instagram: "Over the last few weeks I've been emotional leaving a club that is family. After 22 years I've had so many special memories and moments that I will cherish forever.

"I'm a red through and through and Manchester United will always remain in my heart. Thank you to the players I've played with over the years I've made friends for life and we’ve had a lot of fun along the way.

"I want to say a big thank you to the coaches that I have worked under from the age of 9 to present. Each coach has helped me in many different ways and I appreciate the way each coach believed in me and taught me something different.

"A massive thank you to all the staff behind the scenes from dinner ladies to the cleaners to the kitmen because everyone has played a role in where I am today. It’s been emotional but to end on a high which has been your favourite celebration? Lots of love jlingz."

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