Former Manchester United player Phil Neville believes that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is worth the rumored £100 million asking price.
Neville, 39, spent 10 years in the United first team, making 386 appearances for the Red Devils before departing for Everton. He believes that Pogba is worth the hefty asking price as it would bring bring United’s stature back.
“I think so. I think you are getting one of the best midfield players in the world,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“I think you are getting someone who is not going to dominate a game on the ball like a Xabi Alonso or a Paul Scholes but is going to go from box to box.
“His physicality is always something that has stood out. Even when he was younger at the academy at Man United, he was always bigger than everybody else, he was always quicker than everybody else, he was always more powerful.
“He will give the Man United midfield that power and that stature that I think they have missed for the last two or three seasons.”
Neville also believes that this season’s title race will be one of the most open once ever, with several teams having the capabilities to challenge for the crown.
“Seven is probably stretching it. I don’t think there will be seven [teams involved in the title race] but I do think there will be probably three, four, maybe five,” Neville said.
“I think this Premier League, this season is probably going to be the best on and off the pitch because you have got the head-to-heads with the managers and obviously the 11 versus 11 on the pitch.
“Teams are recruiting well. The financial backing is there to go out and get the best players in the world.
“If you look at Man United as an example, to go from fifth to being a Premier League winner is difficult but the recruitment that Jose [Mourinho] has done already suggests they will be challenging for the title.
“It looks like Pep [Guardiola] at Man City is just beginning to flex his muscles in the transfer market so they will be there or thereabouts.
“So I think Man United, Man City and I think Liverpool will be there or thereabouts. As a Man United fan, Jurgen Klopp worries me a little bit. He is a good manager.
“And I have got a sneaky feeling for Tottenham again. I am a massive fan of Pochettino. He is doing the right things there. He has got a stable, solid squad and I think they will continue to improve.”