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Pogba’s exit and documentary slurs leave ‘bad taste in the mouth’ admits Neville

Gary Neville has admitted Paul Pogba's Manchester United exit – and the subsequent jibes during his 'Pogmentary' doc – have left a "bad taste in the mouth".

The problematic midfielder, 29, joined the Red Devils in 2016 for a world-record £89million but failed to live up to expectation at Old Trafford. His final outing, a 10-minute cameo in a 4-0 drubbing against arch-rivals Liverpool, summed up his a lacklustre six-season spell – there is an undeniable talent to Pogba but very rarely did it come to fruition.

The Frenchman is now expected to head back to Juventus, once again on a free transfer, after snubbing two £290k-a-week plus contract extensions at United – which he described as "nothing" in his new Amazon Prime documentary.

Ex-Man Utd captain Gary Neville has admitted Pogba's antics have left a "bad taste in the mouth". Speaking on TikTok, he told supporters: "I'm not bothered about Pogba's comments to be honest with you.

"I think that once a player has left, he can say whatever he wants. Fine, no problem. But I don't think he has performed well over the last six years.

"I don't think the club have performed well with him either or handled him well. It's been a partnership that, to be fair, has failed on both sides so that is what you'd have to say on that one."

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Neville continued: "There is no winner when a player leaves after six years with the money that has been spent and very little has been won.

"The player leaves dissatisfied and the club are dissatisfied with it as well. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth because it's the second time it's happened. You wish him all the best in the future at Juventus."

Pogba is expected to pen a four-year deal with the Serie A giants when his contract at United expires at the end of the month.

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