Manchester United legend Gary Neville has reacted to Paul Pogba’s documentary, The Pogmentary, in which the midfielder dismissed Manchester United’s contract offer of more than £300,000-a-week as ‘nothing’.
Pogba is set to leave Manchester United as a free agent this summer when his contract expires and he has reportedly agreed to re-join Juventus.
Neville believes Pogba’s Manchester United departure ‘leaves a bad taste in the mouth’.
Neville said in a TikTok chat: “I’m not bothered about Pogba’s comments to be honest with you. I think that once a player has left, he can say whatever he wants. Fine, no problem.
“But I don’t think he has performed well over the last six years. I don’t think the club have performed well with him either, or handled him well.
“It’s been a partnership that, to be fair, has failed on both sides so that is what you’d have to say on that one.
“There is no winner when a player leaves after six years with the money that has been spent and very little has been won.
“The player leaves dissatisfied and the club are dissatisfied with it as well. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth because it’s the second time it’s happened.
“You wish him all the best in the future at Juventus.”
Pogba played 226 times during his second spell at United, scoring 39 times, but failed to reach the heights expected.
Pogba will depart in acrimonious circumstances after a clip from a new Amazon documentary on the player revealed he rejected two offers from United in excess of his existing £290,000-a-week deal.
Filmed on The Pogmentary speaking to his late agent Mino Raiola as he drives a Rolls-Royce in Miami, Pogba asks: “Did Manchester make a second offer?”
“Yes,” replies Raiola, who died in April. “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 responds: “They’re bluffing. How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? Never seen that.
“My thought process is to show Manchester United that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract.”