‘How can you offer me nothing?’ -Pogba reveals how he rejected Man Utd’s new contract

Paul Pogba complained Manchester United offered him ‘nothing’ despite two contract offers worth £300,000-a-week, a new documentary on the player has revealed.

The ‘Pogmentary’, released on Friday, reveals that Old Trafford chiefs twice offered him new deals in excess of the existing £290,000-a-week terms which saw him become one of the highest-paid players in the world. 

But, as reported by the Athletic, as shown by a preview from the documentary, Pogba responded to his late agent Mino Raiola telling him about the second proposal last July by describing it as ‘nothing’ – from his Rolls-Royce.

A clearly upset Pogba said: ‘How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing?’ he says, clearly affronted. ‘Never seen that.’ 

Then-United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, himself given a new three-year contract in July 2021, had promised to ‘build the team around’ the talented midfielder.

The club made multiple attempts to keep him at Old Trafford but long since resigned themselves to the idea of him leaving. Pogba will depart when his contract expires this summer and is set to rejoin his former club Juventus.  

Much of the documentary centres on the huge turning point in his career, ending his career with the club where he broke through and leaving as a free agent.

Given Pogba’s obvious talent, it may be somewhat of a surprise that United are letting him go for nothing given they signed him for £89m, at that point a world-record fee.


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