Its safe to say that Paul Pogba’s relationship with Manchester United fans was rather strained before the Frenchman’s recently aired infamous documentary.
But ‘The Pogmentary’ looks to have only alienated the Reds fanbase even further given the World Cup winner’s disrespectful comments to the Red Devils when speaking to his late agent Mino Raiola.
Pogba, who looks set to join Juventus on a free transfer for the second time in his career, claimed that Manchester United had offered him ‘nothing’ when discussing the possibility of renewing his contract with the club.
In a scene when discussing his contract negotiations with Raiola, Pogba said: “They’re bluffing. How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing?
“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 other clubs that Manchester made a mistake in not offering a contract.”
It was never going to be an amicable departure, and he couldn’t resist firing a shot and jibe at his former employers.
However, Paul Pogba’s documentary which doesn’t offer any praise or tribute to Manchester United, instead showing his petty side and Raiola’s spat with Sir Alex Ferguson, has been lambasted by the general public.
The former Le Harve youngster opted against renewing his Manchester United contract in 2012 and joined Italian giants Juventus in the quest to secure regular first team football.
Pogba produced the best football of his club career during his first stint in Turin, winning four consecutive Serie A titles, three Italian Super Cups and two Italian Cups – playing in midfield alongside the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio.
He also reached his only Champions League to date with the Old Lady when Massimiliano Allegri’s side lost 3-1 to Barcelona at the 2015 showpiece at Olympiastadion.
After four seasons with the Bianconeri, Manchester United, who were managed by Jose Mourinho at the time, forked out a world-record £89m to re-sign the French midfielder.
Pogba’s return dubbed as Pogback was announced in a video alongside music icon Stormzy and the midfielder was sporting a gold devil in his hair.
After winning the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League in his first season back at Old Trafford, it was hoped that Mourinho’s Reds would build a team around Pogba who would go on to bring the glory days back to the Theatre of Dreams.
But United haven’t won a trophy in five years and Pogba’s set to leave the club on a free transfer for the second time in his career when his contract expires at the end of this month.
Across his six years back in Manchester, Pogba made 233 appearances but he never lived up to the promise or hype his return was dubbed to have.
His best season came in 2018/19, when Mourinho was sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins on an interim basis.
Pogba scored 13 goals in 35 league games and was named in that year’s PFA team of the year.
After being booed by the home fans in United’s 3-2 win against Norwich City, his last appearance for the Reds was when he came off injured in the early stages of the 4-0 mauling at Anfield in April.
Paul Pogba’s documentary ripped to shreds by Manchester United fans
The 29-year-old’s new Amazon Prime documentary has the lowest rating of any TV show or film on the International Movie Database, with a score of just 1.1 out of 10.
The documentary has received over 500 reviews and Manchester United fans have spoken their mind about how they feel about the 91-time France international.
With Pogba’s shirt number throughout his career being six, United in Focus takes a look at six of the worst/funniest reviews left by Manchester United fans on Paul Pogba’s documentary.
“What a load of dross. Each episode lasts slightly longer than 1 of his ridiculous hairstyles. One of the worst signings United have ever made. I see his documentary ratings are higher than his playing ones?”
“I tried for 7 minutes and decided I’ve had enough. Similar to Paul Pogba’s final appearance for Man United against Liverpool. Pogback to a different show I go.”
“What an awful documentary by a jumped up narcissist £300,000-per-week is nothing apparently, if this was a comedy I’d have given it a 10 but unfortunately he genuinely thinks he’s world class, the mind boggles!!”
“Paul Pogba should be jailed for crimes against football and TV, I would rather paint my eyeballs turquoise and watch the paint dry on my eyeballs than watch this trash again, also I hate the colour turquoise.”
“The guy is deluded and up his own backside. Self obsessed sob story, who knew £300K+ a week wasn’t enough to kick a ball around.
“He’s an average player who’s been carried by the likes of Pirlo and Kante, and quickly got found out when he re-signed for Manchester United the second time around.
“Sir Alex Ferguson clearly knew what he was doing when he let him leave the club for free the first time.”
“Self-indulgent, narcissistic drivel. More about money and ego, do yourself a favour and don’t bother. If you want to watch a programme about people with an over inflated sense of self-importance, watch Love Island instead; the cast is more attractive, intelligent and interesting.”