United tried to keep Paul Pogba reveals former chief exec.
Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has revealed the club offered Paul Pogba and his agent a ‘very good’ deal to remain at Old Trafford.
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Pogba, now 20, decided to leave Old Trafford at the end of his contract in summer 2012 after making just three senior appearances under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The midfielder has gone on to establish himself as one of the best young players in world football and United have been linked with a multi-million pound move to re-sign Pogba this summer.
Gilla, who left Old Trafford at the same time as Ferguson, has revealed the club did not ‘hold anything back’ when it came to trying to keep Pogba.
“We did. We offered Pogba a very good wage, as well as a very generous fee for his agent. I don’t want to go into details, because it was a complex issue. However, what I can say is that we were very disappointed,” Gill told RedCafe forum.
“Whenever a player is determined to leave and his contract allows it there is nothing we can do about it. I can assure you that we did not hold anything back, financially.”