Graeme Souness has attacked Manchester United over their decision to pay a world-record £89 million fee for Paul Pogba.
Pogba, who left Manchester United on a free transfer after his contract expired in 2012, rejoined the club last week.
Our European Cup winning hardman thinks our own big-money summer signed – Sadio Mane – represents much better value.
“I like [Mane]”, said Souness.
“He’s a goalscorer and he can score different types of goals. He’s quick, he’s energetic and I think he will do well.
“[But] I think £89m is way too much [for Pogba].
“For that money, you’re expecting to get the finished article. He’s a long way off from that.”
He went on the question how much he would offer to United’s attack, comparing him to Reds hero Luis Suarez:
“Pogba got 10 goals in 49 games last year. He will get some goals but he’s not going to be a Luis Suarez, who got over 50 goals for Barcelona last year.
“How many games is he single-handedly going to win you? I think the price they have paid for him is all out of sync. If you analyse it in that context, the price isn’t right. It’s way too much on him.” (comments on SkySports).
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