Paul Scholes doesn’t believe Manchester United should consider signing Paul Pogba based on the fact it would be spending money on a player who was let go by the club.
Pogba, 22, has grown into one of the world’s best central midfielders since leaving Man United as a teenager and it is widely considered to be one of Sir Alex Ferguson‘s biggest mistakes in his time as manager.
Man United have been linked with bringing Pogba back to Old Trafford as part of Louis van Gaal‘s new look squad but Scholes is firmly against the idea on moral grounds.
In his latest column for The Independent, Scholes said: “As for United, I don’t feel they should go back to sign Pogba for the sums being talked about having lost him for the compensation payment. I understand that Chelsea did the same when they bought back Nemanja Matic from Benfica, but his fee was nothing like the numbers quoted for Pogba. It would feel wrong to me.”
While Scholes is right that it would certainly be a huge outlay for a player who was let go for such little money, there is no moral issue in spending the Glazers’ money on bringing one of the world’s best central midfielders to Old Trafford.
The wider issue with Pogba would almost certainly be his longevity.
His agent Mino Raiola is continuing to manipulate the best possible price and pay packet for Pogba this summer and that is a trend which would likely continue at Man United were he to join. Who is to say he wouldn’t be pushing for a bumper pay rise or a quick exit, were he to join?
There are lots of exceptional circumstances to consider from United’s perspective given that Pogba is an ex-player but when it comes to the money itself, fans would much rather see it get spent than collect dust in the Glazers’ bank account.