Thursday 8 December 2016

Scholes: 'Pogba nowhere near worth €100m'

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Published 25/07/2016 | 02:30

United are in pole position to sign Pogba and are prepared to smash the world transfer record to bring the France midfielder back to Old Trafford. Photo: Chris Brunskill
United are in pole position to sign Pogba and are prepared to smash the world transfer record to bring the France midfielder back to Old Trafford. Photo: Chris Brunskill

Paul Scholes has questioned whether Manchester United should pay a world-record fee for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, saying the 23-year-old is not in the same bracket as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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Scholes was a first-team regular when Pogba was a teenager at United and feels that, despite his obvious talent, the France international has a long way to go before he can stake his claim as one of the world's top players and command a record fee.

"He was a very talented young player - I played with him and I knew how good he was," said Scholes. "I just don't think he is worth £100m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere near there yet."

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