Paul Pogba


Some of the biggest names in world football are taking part in a futsal tournament in India.

Premier Futsal features the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho, Cafu, Michel Salgado and Hernan Crespo.

Scholes captains Bengaluru in the tournament, who didn’t make it to the semi-finals.

The Manchester United legend took some time out to have a quick chat with Sport Witness on a number of topics related to Manchester United and the Premier League.

Asked about the possibility of Paul Pogba returning to Old Trafford, after the way he left for Juventus, and what he thinks about him, Scholes was typically frank.

Paul Scholes Premier Futsal


“He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was. He played for the first team maybe once or twice, but from my understanding he was asking for too much money.

“For his age, he was asking for far too much money, that too for a player who hasn’t played first team football.

“Okay, he has gone on to great things. I think certainly there has been a lot of improvement. He needed to improve if he is going to be a player worth £86m.

“I just don’t think he is worth £86m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere worth that kind of money yet.”

The modern football transfer market has rocketed in recent years, and Scholes himself would have been worth some of the figures reported for Pogba.

Manchester United and other clubs are being pressed into paying such fees, but if Pogba’s return happens, and succeeds, then Scholes will be happy with the results.

Dipesh Agarwal.