Norman Whiteside says Paul Scholes would be worth £189 million

Paul Pogba’s ongoing Manchester United absence has soured the midfielder’s reputation among fans.

Pogba is out injured, but there are concerns he does not want to come back and play for the club and may never do so again amid claims Juventus and Real Madrid want to sign him in the summer [Mirror].

The Frenchman is a talented player, but just how good is he? We are finding out right now that talent alone is not enough to succeed at Old Trafford.

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There is a sense United have never seen the best of him on a consistent basis, and considering it is 2020 and he signed in 2016, he’s been a disappointment.


Over the weekend on social media a debate raged over who was the more talented player, Paul Pogba or Paul Scholes.

Scholes may be too overly negative as a pundit, but as a player he was a positive for Manchester United every time he was on the pitch.

As an 11 time Premier League winner, Scholes’ trophy haul speaks for itself.

Pogba has a World Cup medal in his locker and Serie A titles with Juventus, it’s just a shame his biggest achievements have not come wearing a Manchester United shirt.

Former United star Norman Whiteside waded into the debate at the weekend and said in the modern market, Scholes would be worth an extra £100 million on the price United paid for Pogba.

Scholes’ loyalty to United combined with our ongoing success during his stint at the club meant he was never tempted to hit the transfer market and find out his true value.

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He is a player who the club have never really been able to replace since his retirement in 2013. The recent addition of Bruno Fernandes has given us hope at last.

Pogba does have the talent but he does not have the attitude and desire which Scholes brought on a weekly basis.

In the modern market, Norman Whiteside would have been worth a big sum of money himself too.

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