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Pogba not worth £100m, says Scholes
The ex-Manchester United star believes only players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are worthy of such a gigantic price-tag, insisting the midfielder is not at that levelGoal understands the 23-year-old is now close to joining United for €110m (£92m) from Juventus, who he joined on a free transfer in 2012.
Diego Forlan says potential Manchester United signing Paul Pogba is nowhere near as valuable as Paul Scholes would have been in his prime.
The French midfielder is said to be finalising a return to Old Trafford from Juventus for a world-record transfer fee in excess of £100m, after leaving the club on a free in 2012.
Forlan admits he is a fan of Pogba and says he is worth whatever any club is willing to pay for him, however, the Uruguayan, who played alongside Scholes during his two years at United, has suggested the 23-year-old is not quite in the same league as his former team-mate.
Scholes: Pogba not worth £86m
Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has questioned whether the club should spend so much for Paul Pogba.Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has questioned whether the club should spend so much on Paul Pogba, arguing the Juventus star is not in the same league as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
"If Paul Pogba is to cost €120m, imagine how much Manchester United would have needed to pay for Paul Scholes? The midfielder was the best player that I ever played with - by a distance," Forlan said in his column for The National.
"United were lucky in that Scholes had no need or desire to leave the club when he was a player. He was a local boy and a United fan, one of the few great players born near a club who are one of the biggest in the world.
"He lived at home and won all the trophies possible, not that I could have seen Scholes moving to Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.
"Pogba's a good player, I like him. He could well go onto become the best midfielder of his generation. Is he worth the figures being mentioned though? The answer: He's worth whatever any club is willing to pay for him."
Pogba is still improving
Man Utd would not be getting the finished article in Paul Pogba but that should excite not concern.Manchester United would not be getting the finished article in Paul Pogba but that should be a cause for excitement rather than concern. From his early days at Old Trafford through to his years in Italy, the Pogba story is one of continual improvement, writes Adam Bate.
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