“I Was Given a Label When I Came Back”: Paul Pogba Aims Dig at Man United Fanbase

“I Was Given a Label When I Came Back”: Paul Pogba Aims Dig at Man United Fanbase

Elijah Odetokun
June 18, 2023 at 6:47 AM
  • Paul Pogba had a season to forget in his first year back in Italy with Juventus
  • He struggled with injuries since rejoining the Old Lady after six years in England
  • Pogba did not enjoy his time at Manchester United hence turning down the offer to stay

It is fair to say that Paul Pogba did not enjoy his second spell at Manchester United after his recent comments hit out at the fanbase for how he was treated.

Pogba has spent his entire senior career between United and Juventus, with two stints each at the two clubs, returning to Italy last summer after his contract expired in England.

He left the Red Devils as a teenager in 2012 and moved to Serie A, where he became one of the best midfielders in the world, winning consecutive Scudetto.

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Paul Pogba walks off the pitch injured in what was his final game for Manchester United. Photo by Oli Scarff.
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Mirror UK reports that his former club splashed a world-record £89m to bring him back to Old Trafford, but the move did not go as it would have been envisaged for both parties.

Pogba slams United fanbase

The 30-year-old opened up on why he returned to United in 2016, and even though it did not go well enough, he picked positives in it as a goal achieved.

“I went back to Manchester because I hadn’t finished my work there. I said to myself, ‘I really want to play with the A’s [the first team]’. I did it, and it was a goal achieved for me,” he told French outlet Views.

However, he made a distinguishing claim between the two clubs, which made him prefer his time in Italy.

“The love from the fans, the love from the club that I get, I didn’t get that in Manchester. I was quite surprised when I came back to England, already with the transfer, I was given a label. It was quite sad,” he said.

Pogba speaks on injury nightmare

Sports Brief reported that Pogba opened up on injury nightmare during his second spell at Juventus, which limited him to only 161 minutes in all competitions in his first season.

He admitted it made him age 10 years in seven months, but it made him grow and learn a lot about life. He took positives from it and is raring to go next season.

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