Paul Scholes has taken a swipe at France international Paul Pogba who he described as overrated and not worth €100m, adding that Real Madrid should overlook the mercurial midfielder adjudged by many to be the next big star.
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The 41-year-old former England player believes Los Blancos was right to have halted Pogba’s hyped world record transfer to the Spanish capital.
Scholes who’s currently managing the English club side Salford, lacks much word to express his dislike for the young and talented Juventus star but hit the nail on the head by adding that Pogba “just isn’t worth €100m”.
“He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was,” he was quoted as saying at a futsal tournament in India by Sky Sports on Sunday.
“I just don’t think he is worth £86m (€100m). For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere near there yet.”
Image: Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is a retired English footballer who played his entire professional career for Manchester United and is currently co-owner of Salford City.
He is the most decorated English footballer of all time, and one of the most successful footballers in history, having won a total of 25 trophies, featuring 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles.
Over his career, he has received praise from other managers and players, including Xavi, who called him “the best central midfielder I’ve seen in the last 15, 20 years”.
Thierry Henry has cited Scholes as “the greatest player in Premier League history”.