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Paul Pogba has explained the collapse of his relationship with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in his new Amazon Prime documentary. The France international spent over two years working with the current Roma boss. They won two trophies during that time but, ultimately, didn’t see eye to eye behind the scenes at Old Trafford.
Manchester United signed Pogba in 2016, with Mourinho seeing the midfielder as the perfect fit for his Old Trafford project.
Things initially went well for the pair, who helped the Red Devils win the EFL Cup and Europa League back in 2017.
However, by the time of Mourinho’s dismissal in December the following year, the duo’s relationship had totally collapsed.
And Pogba, speaking in his new documentary on Amazon, has now revealed that things started to change between the pair when he picked up an injury and the paparazzi took photos of himself and his wife while they were in Miami.
“It started when I got injured,” he stated.
“I said I was going to Miami to do rehabilitation. A paparazzi took a photo of Zulay and me.
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Raiola appears on the Amazon show, taking aim at the Scot by saying: “Mr Ferguson thought that the value of Paul [Pogba] we were exaggerating and he should be happy to sign.
“I told him that for this money my shoe I would not walk on the grass of the training centre.”
And Pogba himself added of his old boss: “I was shocked. I was like ‘okay’.
“We got our stuff and he said we’re leaving. And we left. Sir Alex Ferguson probably never experienced something like this in his career.”
Other snippets from the documentary include Pogba saying that he wants to prove United wrong for refusing to meet his salary demands.
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“My thought process is to show Manchester (United) that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract,” he said.
“And to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract.”
And Pogba also appeared to aim a dig at his old employers, too, slamming their conduct behind the scenes.
“How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing?” said the France international.
“Never seen that.”
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Raiola, who tragically died in April, also appears and is videoed telling his client that there’s something ‘blocking him’ at United.
“We must try to make you feel as good as when you are with the French national team,” he said.
“You’re different with them. You understand? You’re another Pogba with the Manchester United team. It’s not normal.
“With the France team, you’re the real Pogba, the Pogba of Juventus, the Pogba that everyone loves.
“With Manchester, there’s something blocking you.”