Paul Pogba's exit from Manchester United still hurts people attached to the Manchester United with the midfielder going from strength to strength, featuring regularly for France in the World Cup last summer and reaching the Champions League final with Juventus.
The 22-year-old, who arrived controversially at United in 2009 from Le Havre, is now seen as one of the best young footballers in the world and the fact his former club are so desperately seeking a midfielder this summer suggests they made a big mistake letting him leave.
Former Arsenal striker and compatriot of Pogba, Thierry Henry, believes the midfielder was ready to star for Manchester United in 2012 before leaving for Juventus.
Sir Alex Ferguson may be the greatest football manager of all time, but he too made mistakes. In 2011 the Scot preferred Rafael Da Silva and Ji-sung Park in central midfield to the France international, which proved to be the final straw in his future at Old Trafford.
Pogba made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League under Ferguson yet progressed into the Juventus first team quick enough to be considered for the French national team.
"He was ready to play at the time he left Manchester United," Henry told Goal.
"I don’t know what happened there, he was ready for me at that time.
“I saw him play in a World Cup with the France youth team and you could see already that he had something different from the other players.
“It didn't work for him at United for various reasons but he showed character, he went to Juve and showed he could play. Now everybody wants him.”
There has already been speculation linking Pogba will a move away from Turin, as per talkSPORT.
Henry continued to talk about the likelihood of him moving despite admitting he does not know anything about a potential transfer.
“Is he going to stay at Juve? I don’t know. But whoever gets him is going to get an amazing player.
“I was a bit upset for him because he couldn't perform the way he wanted to perform at the end of the season because he came back from an injury at the wrong time.
“For people to talk about him the way they talk about him right now, it’s because he has something that young players his age don’t have right now.”
After losing him on a free would Manchester United be crazy to offer the touted £70 million for Paul Pogba?
It's the price a football club pays when they make such a mistake. However, United could spend less on an alternatives, albeit not as good, and keep intact their pride.
There is nothing wrong with admitting you made a mistake but to pay £70 million after seeing Pogba leave for nothing three years ago would prompt many questions.