Manchester United have been hit with a blow to their hopes of re-signing Paul Pogba, after the 21 sensationally revealed that the club showed him “disrespect” before he left for Juventus.
According to the Manchester Evening News, which relays information from the BBC, the young French star has told how United treated him indifferently in the time leading up to his departure from the club, which may well have put paid to their hopes of landing him this summer. Back in 2012 Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he was content to see Pogba leaving the club, after disagreeing with the youngster’s own estimations of how much first-time action he deserved.
It would appear now that the France international, fresh from another impressive campaign at Juventus, is quick to recall how his exit for Old Trafford was handled.
He said: “They left me out because they said I wanted to leave. That is disrespect.
"Maybe they didn't think if they were making a mistake."
"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. They told me to go in the gym. I said 'I am not an athlete, I am a footballer.’”
Now rumoured to be valued at €70million, Pogba has enjoyed incredible personal success since arriving in Turin, and there are a number of clubs vying for his signature. Along with United, City have been credited with a strong interest, as have Real Madrid and French champions Paris Saint-Germain.