LONDON, Sporting Alert – Paul Pogba is being linked with a world record move back to Manchester United, but club icon Paul Scholes doesn’t think the Frenchman is worth that kind of money.
Pobga left Old Trafford in 2012 and signed with Juventus on a free transfer, but reports in England and Italy has been linking the 23-year-old with a sensational return to the English Premier League.
United manager Jose Mourinho has made it no secret that he will do what it takes to sign Pogba, as he seeks to re-shape his central midfield area, but Scholes, who played alongside the France international during his time with the Reds, doesn’t think he his worth £100m.
In fact, Scholes doesn’t even think the Red Devils should spend £86m on the man who left the club to play in the Serie A.
“He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was,” Scholes told Sport Witness.
The former England international says only players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who are already documented goalscorers, merit such an enormous price tag.
“I just don’t think he is worth £86m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi,” the outspoken veteran said.
“Pogba is nowhere worth that kind of money yet.”
Scholes added: “He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was.
“He played for the first team maybe once or twice, but from my understanding, he was asking for too much money.
“For his age, he was asking for far too much money, that too for a player who hasn’t played first team football.
“OK, he has gone on to great things. I think certainly there has been a lot of improvement. He needed to improve if he is going to be a player worth £86m.”
If the talked about deal for Pogba does go through, he would become the most expensive player in Premier League history, improving the £59.7m Manchester United spend to sign Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid in 2014.