France midfielder Paul Pogba has made some shocking comments about his former club Manchester United in his recent documentary. While speaking in the documentary called ‘Pogmentery’, Pogba opened up about how the club failed to make him feel important and didn’t help him gain his confidence back after returning from injury.
Pogba was quoted saying, "Players have to feel important in their clubs. And they have to feel important in their teams. If you don't have that, it's over. I came back from injury, they didn't help me, they didn't care how I was feeling. So I had to go to the national team to get my confidence back"
The 29-year-old also called out the Red Devils for not offering him a contract soon enough and deemed this move as a ‘mistake’. He said, "Playing is all that matters, winning too. My thought process is to show Manchester they shouldn't have waited this long to offer a contract and to show the other clubs that Manchester made a mistake in not offering me a contract."
You deserve more if you actually had the performances: Saha
Addressing these comments, former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has expressed his disagreement with Pogba’s comments and deemed his thought ‘unnecessary’. The Frenchman talked about how the respect from the club comes when the player delivers on the field.
“All those quotes are unnecessary, when I look at all the legends they do their talking on the field. You’re doing a documentary, good for you, do it, if it provides the results you want, fine - I won’t judge that,” Saha said.
The striker then called out Paul Pogba for not performing well and expressed how the situation was frustrating for the player and club. He continued, “But in terms of the respect for the team and (what the) player deserves, to provide results on the field, he hasn’t done that. I don’t think he will be happy with his era at Manchester United. It benefits the documentary but doesn’t benefit him or the club.”
“When you have liberties to talk or you deserve more - yes, you deserve more if you actually had the performances where no one can criticise you. You have to perform and I don’t think he has. I like him, admire every piece of him. When you look at the results, it's frustrating for the club and the player,” Saha added.