Paul Pogba is well worth £100m, claims Phil Neville

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A lot has been made of Manchester United spending £100million on Paul Pogba.

Not only will they be smashing the world transfer record, but they will be doing so for a player they allowed to leave four years ago at the end of his contract.

There are plenty of doubts regarding the valuation of the 23-year-old with many suggesting that United are paying well over the odds.

However, there is one man who thinks that Pogba is well worth the record fee.

That man is Phil Neville and the former United player has explained why Jose Mourinho is right in forking out the huge fee.

Money well spent?

When asked it would be money well spent on Pogba, Neville told Sky Sports: "I think so. I think you are getting one of the best midfield players in the world.

"I think you are getting someone who is not going to dominate a game on the ball like a Xabi Alonso or a Paul Scholes but is going to go from box to box.”

What Pogba will bring

Pogba has, of course, already spent time at Old Trafford, joining in 2009 and spending just three years under Sir Alex Ferguson before leaving for Juventus. And, although he wasn’t at the club at the time, Neville reveals the one thing about Pogba that stood out to him and explains what he is likely to give Mourinho’s side this season.

"His physicality is always something that has stood out. Even when he was younger at the academy at Man United, he was always bigger than everybody else, he was always quicker than everybody else, he was always more powerful,” he said.

"He will give the Man United midfield that power and that stature that I think they have missed for the last two or three seasons."

Of course, the proposed deal for Pogba hasn’t yet be confirmed but multiple reports suggest the Frenchman will become a United player by Sunday.

Champions again?

With Mourinho adding Pogba, Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the squad at the Theatre of Dreams, there is real belief that the club could return to the summit of English football.

While Neville admits a title win will be “difficult,” he believes their summer activity could see them crowned champions.

"If you look at Man United as an example, to go from fifth to being a Premier League winner is difficult but the recruitment that Jose [Mourinho] has done already suggests they will be challenging for the title,” he insisted.

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