Robbie Fowler launches tirade against Paul Pogba

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Paul Pogba's £100million price tag was always going to divide opinion.

For some, the Juventus and France superstar fully deserves to become the world's most expensive player this summer.

And yet, for others - including, it seems, Robbie Fowler - the £100m that Manchester United are set to spend on the midfielder is just a bit of a waste of money.


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"Overrated and selfish"

The Liverpool legend told the Mirror:

"£100m? C’mon. I’m sorry, but Pogba is massively overrated.

"I just don’t see it. He hasn’t really stood out in Europe and most certainly not at these European Championships."

While he admitted United might be simply signing their former prodigy as a "statement of intent" to flex their financial muscle, he dubbed him "selfish" and attacked his lack of goals.

Pogba's moment 

Pogba has a chance to prove him wrong in the final of Euro 2016, where France will face Portugal, but it looks like he'll have to do a great deal to win over Fowler.

The former striker, who himself became a Premier League great by scoring 128 goals across two spells on Merseyside, questioned whether Pogba is a game-changer like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, or Gareth Bale.

Juventus fans may beg to differ, having seen him rise to global prominence thanks to his role in their dominance of Serie A in recent years.

United are now in pole position to re-sign the 23-year-old, who was sold by Sir Alex Ferguson in what may have been one of his biggest oversights, as Real Madrid have pulled out of the race for his signature.

Madrid are understood to have balked at Juventus' asking price, but if United are happy to pay it, then it is up to Pogba to prove he's worth it next season.

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