PAUL POGBA’s agent has blasted Manchester United and admitted the reunion may not have been the best choice for either party.
The 29-year-old returned to Serie A giants Juventus on a free transfer this summer.
And the midfield star’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, told Pogba from thriving.
He said: “What happened to Paul? I would say what happened, not only to Paul?
“Did Paul fail Manchester United or did Manchester United fail Paul? Or did they fail each other? These are good questions.
“When Paul went there he won the Europa League [in 2017]. Paul was playing all the time for Manchester United when he was not injured.
“When he was injured, that was something else. He did not choose to be injured. But he played when he was not injured.
“Now I think Manchester United is going through a transitional phase.
“It’s not easy for a club who comes with the history that they come with Ferguson. Of course, this history outshines any achievement that comes after.
“And this transition phase, because there was such an important presence in the club before, that was built around him, when you miss that figure then a club needs time to restructure itself.
“So Manchester United is going through a restructuring phase and I think Paul was part of that phase.
“They are still going through it and they will make it, I have no doubt but Paul was in the middle of it.
“It’s then about how far you can go when you perform. You don’t play alone. We look back – was it a good choice?”
There was no desire from either Pogba or United to renew his contract once it expired last summer.
He signed for the Turin club in a deal which will see him contracted until 2026.
But Pogba’s return to Juve has been ruined after a knee injury sidelined the star.
And it could see him fail to make Didier Deschamps’ France squad for the Qatar World Cup this summer.
Meanwhile, Man Utd have begun to turn things around somewhat under new boss Erik ten Hag.
The fifth-placed Prem team have beaten Liverpool and Arsenal already this season.
But they were thumped 6-3 by rivals City and have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players in the goalless draw with Newcastle on Sunday.
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