Manchester United: Pogba says ₤ 300,000-a-week is nothing


Paul Pogba states he wishes to show Manchester United wrong after claiming their reported ₤ 300,000-a-week offer to keep him was "nothing". The 29-year-old France midfielder is expected to go back to Juventus when his United contract ends at the end of this month.

In an Amazon Prime documentary entitled The Pogumentary, to be launched on Friday, Pogba discusses his future with his former agent Mino Raiola, who died in April after coping with a major disease since January.

Pogba says: "My thought process is to show Manchester that they slipped up in waiting to provide me a contract. And to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract."

As revealed in the documentary, United made two deals to extend Pogba's stay and Raiola said he had actually remained in talks with Barcelona and Paris St Germain. Pogba is recorded asking Raiola whether United had actually made a second offer in July 2021.

Raiola responds: "Yes. They absolutely want you to remain. For me, the offer doesn't show that. I told them: 'If you want him to stay, do not make that offer.' I will make them understand that if they actually desire you to remain and they wish to develop a project around you, this time they have to act in a different way and put the cash on the table."

Pogba states: "They're bluffing. How can you inform a player you absolutely want him and offer him absolutely nothing? Never seen that."

Pogba, who initially arrived at Old Trafford from Le Havre as a 16-year-old in 2009, was allowed to leave United on a complimentary transfer and sign up with Juventus in 2012. He won four Serie A titles with Juve before returning to United for a then world record ₤ 89m in August 2016 and reached his peak when assisting France lift the World Cup at Russia 2018.

Pogba was seldom at his finest for United and in one clip from the documentary Raiola informs him: "We must try to make you feel as good as when you are with the French national team. You're different with them. You comprehend? You're another Pogba with the Manchester United team. It's not normal.

" With the France team, you're the genuine Pogba, the Pogba of Juventus, the Pogba that everybody enjoys. With Manchester, there's something blocking you."

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