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Paul Pogba slams Manchester United over contract and says he has a point to prove

Paul Pogba Manchester United April 2022

Paul Pogba has criticised Manchester United in his new Amazon Prime documentary and has gone some way to explaining why he decided not to stay at Old Trafford.

The France midfielder looks set to make a return to Juventus, the club he left for £89m to rejoin United in 2016.

Pogba, 29, is officially a free agent when his contract expires on June 30. Manchester United confirmed his exit at the start of the month.

A club statement read: “Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Paul on his successful career, and thank him for his contributions to Manchester United.

“We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey.”

Pogba made 226 appearances in his second spell at Old Trafford, but injury problems have hindered him in recent seasons.

In fact, he made only 27 outings last season due to hamstring and calf issues.

But while United have wished Pogba well, the World Cup winner’s feelings towards the club have not been reciprocated.

Speaking in The Pogmentary documentary, Pogba said: “My thought process is to show Manchester [United] that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract.

“And to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract.”

United were intent on keeping the player last summer and are believed to have lodged two deals to keep him.

‘Unhappy’ Pogba 

But Pogba hinted United left it too late with their renewal offer. And told his late agent Mino Raiola in the documentary he was offered “nothing”.

“How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing?’ said Pogba, as quoted by Metro. “Never seen that.”

Raiola sadly passed away in April, but he was keen to see his man leave Old Trafford.

The agent was vocal in his opinions about Pogba and in 2021 he declared: “Paul is unhappy with Man United as he is no longer able to express himself in the way that he would like and as he is expected to.

“Paul needs a new team, a change of air. He is under contract for the next 18 months and it will expire in the summer of 2022. However, I think that the best solution for both Pogba and Man United is that he goes in the next transfer window.”

Amazon Prime’s Pogba documentary will be available to stream on June 17.

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