Paul Scholes: Pogba would be a waste of money for Manchester United
United made Juventus an offer of £85 million ($111 million) for the midfielder last week, but Juventus reportedly wants at least £100 million before it is willing to let him go.
Scholes, who is currently playing in a five-a-side tournament in India, is not convinced it would be a good investment on United's part, even though he rated Pogba when they briefly played together at United five years ago."He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was," he said.
"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 near there yet."
But Scholes was a lot more optimistic about rival team Manchester City's purchase of Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan for just over £20 million, saying that City was really getting its money worth at that price:
Scholes said: "I think Gundogan is a really impressive player. I've seen a lot of him at Borussia Dortmund. If he can stay fit, I think he can be a fantastic player. I also think he is great value for the money Manchester City paid for him. I think he is a bargain."
United does not have long to make its decision on Pogba if it wants him to start by the start of the Premier League season - its first game is on August 14 against Bournemouth.