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Paul Pogba's Immediate Reaction To Being Asked To Sign A Manchester United Shirt Says It All

Daniel Marland

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Paul Pogba's Immediate Reaction To Being Asked To Sign A Manchester United Shirt Says It All

Paul Pogba was asked to sign a Manchester United shirt after touching down in Turin and his reaction was very telling. Check it out below.

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The France international left United as a free agent last month and during his six years at Old Trafford, he had a turbulent relationship with the fans.

Many questioned Pogba's commitment to the club and believe he never showed the consistency expected from a midfielder who cost £89 million.

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Pogba is close to completing a return to Juventus, who he left for United in 2016, and was greeted by mobs of fans at the airport.

The 29-year-old was asked to sign shirts and he did so happily - until someone held up a red United one.

Image Credit: Average Juventino Guy/Twitter
Image Credit: Average Juventino Guy/Twitter

After taking a second look, Pogba raised his hand and wagged his finger before going back to signing Juventus shirts.

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There is clearly bad blood there and it will take years for those wounds to heal.

When Pogba returned to United, he was the world's most expensive player and was tasked with taking the Red Devils back to the top.

He won the Carabao Cup and Europa League in his debut season under Jose Mourinho and played a vital role in United coming second the following year.

Problems started to emerge however and a falling out with Mourinho culminated in 'the Special One' being sacked in December 2018.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over and that was the only campaign Pogba managed to hit double figures in league goals, hitting 13 as United finished sixth. The following two years saw Pogba battle injury issues and tensions between himself and fans boiled.

It reached its climax in April, when Pogba was booed off the pitch after being substituted against Norwich City.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

The 2018 World Cup winner cupped his ear to the crowd and after coming off injured against Liverpool in the following game, he would never play again.

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United did offer Pogba a contract extension, as shown in 'The Pogumentary', but he dismissed their £300,000-per-week terms as 'nothing'.

A conversation with then agent Mino Raiola is included in the show and begins with Raiola stating: "Paul, you are in a situation which is very particular. You have no idea. You have no idea."

"Did Manchester [United] make a second offer?" Pogba replies.

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Image Credit: Alamy
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"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," Raiola then says.

"They’re bluffing," Pogba scoffs, "How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? Never seen that."

Featured Image Credit: Average Juventino Guy/Twitter

Topics: Paul Pogba, Manchester United, Juventus, Serie A

Daniel Marland
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