Paul Scholes: Manchester United should not re-sign Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba says that Manchester United should not move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window.

Paul Scholes has written in The Independent that Manchester United should not make a bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window.

Pogba left United in the summer of 2012 and joined Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer.

The France international has established himself as one of the best players in the world and is arguably the best young player in his position on the planet at the moment.

The 22-year-old midfielder’s performances over the past three or so years have proved that United made a mistake in letting him leave, but Scholes does not believe that the Red Devils should try to re-sign him in the summer transfer window.

“As for United, I don’t feel they should go back to sign Pogba for the sums being talked about having lost him for the compensation payment,” former United midfielder Scholes wrote in The Independent.

“I understand that Chelsea did the same when they bought back Nemanja Matic from Benfica, but his fee was nothing like the numbers quoted for Pogba. It would feel wrong to me.”

According to The Daily Mail, Pogba is worth over £60 million, and given Juventus’s strong financial situation, they are unlikely to let go of their prized asset for less than that fee.

United do need someone like Pogba in their midfield, but perhaps spending that much money on a single player may not be good business. Moreover, the Red Devils would be paying to bring back a player they let go for free.

However, the return of Nemanja Matic to Chelsea in January 2014 is proof that such moves do pay off.

The Serbia international defensive midfielder failed to make an impact in his first spell at Stamford Bridge, but since re-signing for the London outfit from Benfica, he has been one of the best players for Jose Mourinho’s team.

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