Pogba collects huge ‘loyalty bonus’ as ‘final insult’ to Man Utd in £219m spell

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Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba smiles Credit: PA Images
Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba smiles Credit: PA Images

Paul Pogba is poised to collect a £3.8m ‘loyalty bonus’ after Man Utd confirmed his departure from the club on Wednesday, according to reports.

The France international scored one goal and assisted nine more this campaign as he made 27 appearances in all competitions with large chunks of his season impacted by injury.

Pogba’s performances have been criticised for much of his time at Man Utd after returning to the club from Serie A side Juventus for £89m in 2016.

Paul Pogba, an inconsistent footballer who had to leave an inconsistent football club

The Red Devils confirmed on Wednesday that Pogba was leave the club this summer when his contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the month.

A statement on the club’s website read: “The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June, upon the expiry of his contract.

“Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Paul on his successful career, and thank him for his contributions to Manchester United.

“We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey.”

And now the Daily Mail claims that Pogba ‘will collect a £3.8m loyalty bonus’ as a ‘final insult’ with his spell at the club costing Man Utd £219m.

The newspaper adds: ‘The total bill for Pogba runs to a jaw-dropping £218.93m – £968,716 for each of his 226 games or £5.613m for each of his 39 goals.’

Following confirmation of his departure, Pogba thanked the club and fans on Instagram, he wrote: “I feel privileged to have played for this club.

“Many beautiful moments and memories but most importantly an unconditional support from the fans. Thank you.”

Speaking towards the end of last month, former Man Utd left-back Patrice Evra claimed that Pogba had been the “scapegoat” for all of the club’s problems.

Evra told the Daily Mirror: “I had the feeling it would never work from the beginning. Because, first of all, he came with that massive price tag.

“Everyone expects Paul to score three goals per game — he’s a midfielder. I ask everyone to look at the statistics from when Paul was playing for Juventus to now. He’s done much better than when he was playing for Juventus.

“Paul was everything from outside; social media, people were talking about his haircut when he was not playing, the Jose Mourinho-Paul Pogba saga. It was like they were bigger than the club. I was going mad, sometimes we were talking about Liverpool versus Manchester United and the media were talking about Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho.

“It’s sad because of the potential he’s got. He gets booed now which is unbelievable because the United fans never boo a player.

“It’s time to go, good luck to him but it’s sad because Paul loves United. He was even in depression but Paul was always the scapegoat.

“But he could’ve been more consistent, he also has to take some responsibility. But I think it’s unfair and I think people have been too harsh on him.”

 

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