The World Cup-winning Frenchman Paul Pogba brought the curtain down on his time at Manchester United in the summer after he rejected the club’s ‘derisory’ £300,000-per-week contract offer to extend his stay in the north west.
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Paul Pogba has finally come clean on his summer departure from Manchester United and spoken out over the reasons for his return to previous club Juventus.
Having returned to Juventus in July, Pogba has taken time to reflect on his second stint at United which initially saw him return with a bang after completing a then-world record £89million move from his current club.
Paul Pogba clocked up 226 appearances during his second spell. However, the 4-0 hammering by Liverpool at Anfield in April proved to be his last outing for United.
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In July, speculation over his future finally came to a head when it was announced that Pogba was returning to Juventus on a free transfer.
Given Paul Pogba had played for the Bianconeri before it was perhaps no surprise to see him return to Turin.
Unfortunately for Pogba, his return to Juventus has not started as he would have hoped. The 29-year-old has been forced to go under the knife to cure a meniscus problem in his knee.
And while scheduled to return to action by October 25, he already looks doubtful to make les Bleus’ squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Nonetheless, Pogba insists he is happy to be back in Turin having finally opened up on his decision to quit United.
Paul Pogba reveals the reason behind his Manchester United exited
“I like to think and say that it is my heart that made the choice. It was also perhaps the right time to come back here,” he told GQ Italia.
Paul Pogba has insisted that it is ‘not a mystery’ that his disastrous second spell at Manchester United did not pan out the way he expected after he won just two trophies in six years at Old Trafford.
“The last three years in Manchester, also affected by injuries, have not gone as I wanted, it is no mystery.”Paul Pogba
During the early period of his time at the club, he often fell foul of then-boss Jose Mourinho. Plenty put this down to a clash of egos, which is possibly a fair comment. But with his performances on the pitch fading, Pogba often went public with his desires to leave the club.
That did not exactly endear him to their supporters and Pogba was the subject of their vitriol on more than one occasion.
He did fare better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian doing his utmost to get Paul Pogba firing. Ultimately, though, he always looked like he would leave and it was no shock when he sealed that move to Juventus.