Paul Pogba is worth "nowhere near" £86 million, claims Paul Scholes

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The hype surrounding Paul Pogba's proposed return to Manchester United is quite overwhelming.

For weeks now the France international has been linked with football's first ever £100 million move, with a record-breaking deal seemingly in the offing.

Understandably, fans are bursting with excitement at the thought of Pogba joining their ranks, especially so with Jose Mourinho also securing the signatures of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer.


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But for one United legend, the 23-year-old isn't worth anywhere near the fee due to be paid - and that man is Paul Scholes.

In an exclusive interview with Sports Witness, he said: "He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was.

"He played for the first team maybe once or twice, but from my understanding he was asking for too much money.

"For his age, he was asking for far too much money, that too for a player who hasn’t played first-team football.

"Okay, he has gone on to great things. I think certainly there has been a lot of improvement. He needed to improve if he is going to be a player worth £86 million.

"I just don’t think he is worth £86 million. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere worth that kind of money yet."

Scholes' logic is sound, but the sheer amount of money now at clubs' disposal means such record-breaking moves can be sanctioned with moderate ease.

Ultimately, the £100 million-plus United are due to fork out for Pogba is but a drop in the ocean where their financial reserves are concerned.

Only time will tell if the Juventus midfielder is worth such an eye-watering amount - that's if he even signs.

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