Paul Pogba says he wants to prove Manchester United wrong after claiming their offer of £300,000 a week to keep him was “nothing”. The 29-year-old French midfielder is set to return to Juventus when his contract with United expires at the end of this month.
In an Amazon Prime documentary called The Pogumentary, to be released on Friday, Pogba discusses his future with his former agent Mino Raiola, who died in April after living with a serious illness since January.
Pogba said: “My thought process is to show Manchester that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract. And to show other clubs that Manchester made a mistake in not offering me a contract.
As revealed in the documentary, United have made two offers to extend Pogba’s stay and Raiola says he has been in talks with Barcelona and Paris St Germain. Pogba is filmed asking Raiola if United made a second offer in July 2021.
Raiola replies: “Yes. They absolutely want you to stay. For me, the offer does not reflect that. I told them, ‘If you want him to stay, don’t make this offer.’ I will make them understand that if they really want you to stay and want to build a project around you, this time they have to act differently and put the money on the table.
Pogba says: “They are bluffing. How do you tell a player that you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? Never seen that.
Pogba, who first arrived at Old Trafford from Le Havre aged 16 in 2009, was allowed to leave United on a free transfer and join Juventus in 2012. He won four league titles. Serie A with Juve before returning to United for a then world record £89million in August 2016 and culminating in helping France win the World Cup at Russia 2018.
Pogba has rarely been at his best for United and in an extract from the documentary Raiola tells him: “We have to try to make you feel as good as when you are with the France team. You are different with them. Do you understand? You you’re another Pogba with the Manchester United team. It’s not normal.
“With the France team, you are the real Pogba, the Pogba of Juventus, the Pogba that everyone loves. With Manchester, there is something that blocks you.