Paul Pogba’s reaction when asked to autograph a Manchester United shirt before joining Juventus
Paul Pogba’s second stint at Manchester United ended this summer when his contract expired.
The Frenchman left United for free in 2012, only to return in a £100 million deal in 2016.
Despite being granted a contract extension, he decided to leave and seek greener pastures.
Pogba is set to re-sign for Juventus on a free transfer.
On Friday afternoon, the 29-year-old landed down in Turin to finalize his return to the Italian giants.
After landing in Italy to complete his deal, Pogba was greeted by passionate fans.
The midfielder was in a good mood and had no issue interacting with fans, signing jerseys and taking photos.
However, Pogba did not autograph every jersey he was requested to.
A United fan approached Pogba and requested him to sign their shirt.
Pogba, on the other hand, was not having any of it. He declined right away, waving his finger in disdain.
Footage of the incident has surfaced, and you can see it below…
While Pogba shown flashes of brilliance in a red shirt, his uneven performances and demeanor earned criticism from United fans.
It would be an understatement to suggest he left the club on terrible terms.
It goes without saying that his unwillingness to sign the United shirt will only tarnish his image among the club’s supporters.
Last month, Pogba’s Amazon documentary, named ‘Pogmentary,’ was released.
Pogba and his late agent, Mino Raiola, are seen in the documentary scoffing at a £300,000-per-week contract offer from United.
When Pogba asked Raiola if United had made a second offer in July 2021, Raiola said, according to the Guardian, “Yes.” They are desperate for you to stay. The offer, in my opinion, does not represent this. ‘If you want him to stay, don’t make that offer,’ I advised them. I’ll make them understand that if they truly want you to stay and create a project around you, they must act differently this time and put money on the table.”
“They’re bluffing,” Pogba replies. How can you tell a player you desire him but then offer him nothing? Never seen anything like that.”
“My thought process is to show Manchester that they made a mistake in waiting to grant me a contract,” he later stated. And to demonstrate to other teams that Manchester erred in not offering me a contract.”
Pogba refusing to sign a Man Utd kit today pic.twitter.com/3QbTPP7RPE
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