‘They’re bluffing… How can you offer me NOTHING?’: Paul Pogba’s new documentary reveals how he rejected Man United’s £300,000-per-week contract offers as being DERISORY, from his Rolls-Royce
- Paul Pogba complained Man United’s £300,000-a-week offers were ‘nothing’
- The revelations come in a new ‘Pogmentary’ documentary released on Friday
- Preview footage shows his late agent Mino Raiola telling him about the offers
- But Pogba, from his Rolls Royce, reacted with incredulity despite the huge wage
- He is set to leave Old Trafford as a free agent when his deal expires this summer
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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 his former club twice offered him new deals in excess of the existing £290,000-a-week terms which saw him 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.
Paul Pogba (pictured) has complained that Manchester United offered him ‘nothing’ despite two contract offers worth £300,000-a-week, a new documentary on the player has revealed
The preview footage comes from a new ‘Pogmentary’ documentary released on Friday 17
Pogba is set to leave Manchester United this summer at the end of his contract at Old Trafford
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.
But problems with injuries, inconsistency and big differences between performances at club and international level with France – with whom he won the 2018 World Cup after a series of excellent showings – means he will not be widely missed.
Many feel his arrival was based on commercial rather than footballing reasons – and the glitzy, glossy-looking documentary and the footage within does little to dispel that idea, with genuine surprise about his reaction to the club’s offer.
Pogba, driving down State Road 5 in Miami, Florida on the east coast of America while on holiday, is on the phone with Raiola, the Italian super-agent who died in April after a serious illness.
Much of the documentary revolves around Pogba’s expiring contract at Manchester United
His reaction to receiving the club’s second offer worth more than £290,000-a-week is telling
The French star labelled the offer ‘nothing’ while driving a Rolls-Royce down a Miami highway
Speaking in both Pogba’s natural French and Raiola’s natural Italian, Raiola said: ‘Paul, you are in a situation which is very particular. You have no idea. You have no idea.’
The 29-year-old then asked: ‘Did Manchester (United) make a second offer?’ Raiola responded: ‘Yes. 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.’
‘They’re bluffing,’ Pogba replies. ‘How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? Never seen that.’
In one of the last scenes in the documentary, Pogba vows to ‘show Manchester that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract. And show other clubs that Manchester made a mistake in not offering me a contract’.