Manchester United has threatened Ligue 1 side Le Harve with legal action if the French side continues to make allegations against the reds over the transfer of teenage Paul Pogba. In a letter to Le Harve, United denies offering money or houses to the player and his parents in return his signature.
“In response to the wholly unfounded comments widely reported in the media of Le Havre AC President, Jean-Pierre Louvel, Manchester United wishes to categorically confirm that as a matter of club policy, and in accordance with the applicable football regulations, it does not offer inducements to the parents of players that sign for the club, such as monetary payments or the purchase of houses,” United said in a statement released on the club’s website ManUtd.com.
“Manchester United has today written to Le Havre AC to put it on notice that action will be taken if such allegations are repeated in relation to the transfer of Paul Pogba.
“Manchester United is entirely satisfied that the transfer of Paul Pogba has been conducted in accordance with the regulations set down by the world governing body, FIFA. Manchester United is ready to defend any claim brought against it by Le Havre at FIFA.
“It is to be noted that all contractual documentation relating to the player’s registration with the club has already been fully ratified by The Football Association and the Premier League.”
Le Harve’s outspoken president Jean-Pierre Louvel has accused United of offering “€100,000 to the player’s father, €100,000 to the mother and a house” in Manchester in return for the player’s signature.