Paul Pogba: Manchester United disrespected me
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has accused the club of “disrespect,” telling BBC that he had to leave in order to play. While the midfield ace also hinted that Man United made a mistake by letting him go.
Pogba was left out of the United side while negotiations over a new deal were ongoing, prompting his decision to leave for Juventus in 2012.
The French midfielder has excelled in Turin, making 33 appearances in Serie A and scoring seven goals. His performances have seen him linked with a move back to Manchester, with either United or City, or with a move to oil-rich Paris Saint Germain, although reports have suggested that Pogba’s transfer fee from Juventus could be up to £60million.
“They left me out because they said I wanted to leave,” he said of his Old Trafford exit. “That is disrespect.”
“Maybe they didn’t think they were making a mistake.”
Pogba continued by admitting that he had left a big club, but insisted he needed to in order to progress his career.
“Manchester United is a big club but you have to think about yourself,”
“You have to play. The coach told me there would be space to play, but I wasn’t playing. I was training alone for one week.”
Pogba is second in Serie A for duels won (tackles, headers, take ons fouls).