Man United fans have hit the roof with Paul Pogba after the French star referred to his new contract offer as ‘derisory’.
In 2016, the Red Devils departed with a then-world record fee of £89.3 million to bring the Frenchman back to the club. But despite his elite showings with Juventus and the flashes of brilliance shown at Old Trafford, he hasn’t hit the heights expected of him at United consistently.
Pogba will depart Old Trafford this summer to explore a new opportunity.
In a statement, the club said: “Once a red, always a red. Thank you for your service.”
It’s fair to say that there is a general feeling of what could have been in the Manchester air. Pogba did have good times with the team. In the 2018/19 Premier League season, he scored 13 goals and provided nine assists.
But the latest comments from Pogba’s new documentary have made United fans furious.
Paul Pogba rejected a massive Man United offer
A documentary entitled ‘Pogmentary’, released on Friday, reveals that the World Cup winner received a huge offer from United chiefs. They were willing to give him £300,000 a week, which the midfielder viewed as an insult.
According to The Athletic, as shown by a preview of the doc, Pogba is less than impressed at United’s offer.
He is told by the late Mino Raiola, his then-agent: “They absolutely want you to stay. For me, the offer doesn’t reflect that. I told them, ‘If you want him to stay, don’t make that offer’.
“I will make them understand that if they really want you to stay and they want to build a project around you, this time they have to act differently and put the money on the table.”
Pogba then responds: “How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing?’ Never seen that.”
The Frenchman later added that he will ‘show Manchester that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract, and show other clubs that Manchester made a mistake in not offering me a contract’.
Fans and journalists took to Twitter to criticise Pogba.
As per The Guardian, the gifted player has agreed to return to Juventus for a yearly salary of £8 million before bonuses.
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