The Frenchman whose contract at Old Trafford expires this summer is reportedly going to sign a four-year deal as he returns to Juventus for the second time in his career.
According to the report, Pogba chose to sign for Serie A giants because the club’s proposal of building a competitive team around him and the opportunity to work with esteemed manager Max Allegri again, enthused him.
The midfielder won two league and cup doubles under Allegri in his first spell, reaching the UEFA Champions League final, and earning a spot in the FIFPro World XI.
He returns to Juve after a topsy-turvy spell at Man United, where he won the Europa League under Jose Mourinho. He played 226 times during his second spell at United, scoring 39 times.
Meanwhile, in a new Amazon Prime documentary ‘Pogumentary’, Pogba revealed details of his contract negotiations with Man United before his exit.
“My thought process is to show Manchester that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract…and to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract,” he said.
“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.”
In other news, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has expressed his disappointment about the imminent transfer of Pogba, stating that the deal favoured neither the player nor the club.
Speaking in a TikTok chat Neville:
“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.”