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Manchester United shouldn't be spending £100m on Paul Pogba

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Does Paul Pogba really warrant a world record fee? Should Paul Pogba really be the most expensive footballer ever? Surely not.

He's improved drastically since the days where he looked up to Ravel Morrison and Jesse Lingard, but it's safe to say people are getting very carried away.

He's a fantastic talent no doubt, however, £100 million is simply too much. Even if Pogba performed incredibly at Manchester United, would it ever really feel like the fee he warranted was worth it?

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Just look at Paul Scholes' recent comments regarding the French midfielder. Pogba is simply being greedy, having previously said he disliked United, and now backtracking by saying it is 'his real home'.

When United made the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton last year, it looked to be nothing short of a great signing. Unfortunately, it didn't work out as such. A disappointing season from United, and an ultimately poor season from Schneiderlin, has led to the Red Devils fishing the transfer market for another world-class midfielder.

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With Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi reportedly unsettled, the French champions have slapped a £30m price tag on the midfielder. In today's market, this isn't excessive for a world-class midfielder. In fact, if he continues the performances he's shown in the Champions League for PSG in the past few seasons, it is a potentially brilliant piece of business. 

It has been reported that Pogba is set to complete a medical for United in the coming days, and there aren't many signs of either party pulling out. The club appear to have no embarrassment that they are literally signing a player for one hundred times the price they let him go for just four years ago.

Unless he goes on to single-handedly win them the league, this is yet another dismal piece of business from the Red Devils, and with a whole host of flops in recent years, their recruitment department must be under a degree of pressure.

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That may change this year, however, especially with big-name arrivals Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The bottom line is, United could sign three Blaise Matuidi's and have money left over for the price of someone they let go for less than £1m.

Perhaps Manchester United should look to some of the sides that have outclassed them in recent times, such as Borussia Dortmund or Leicester City, and look to the manner in which they recruit players rather than desperately signing the biggest names as soon as they become available.

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Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Paul Scholes
Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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