July 21, 2021 – 7:31 p.m.
Trevor Sinclair has claimed that Manchester United made a mistake by signing again Paul Pogba from Juventus.
The midfielder left Old Trafford to join the Old Lady after making just three league games for United and became a world-class talent in Turin.
After just four years at Juve, the Red Devils took the bold move to break the world record to bring it back to the club, but it didn’t have the desired effect and was overturned with a possible exit.
The 28-year-old has now entered the final year of his contract, leaving the Manchester club wondering what would be best for the future, with the possibility of losing such an important asset a second time for free with the opportunity current.
Sinclair claims they should never have bothered to bring him back to the club regardless, nor should they have allowed his current contract to reach that point in the deal without a resolution.
“It’s not Man Utd’s best course of action to have a Paul Pogba’s quality player come into the final year of his deal,” Sinclair told TalkSport (via the mirror).
“I know it’s out of your hands sometimes, but as a football club, you could sell this player before he’s ready.
“Selling a player or letting a player go because they were asking for so much money as a teenager.
“I think Man Utd called Paul Pogba as a person back then, they thought he was too much hard work.
“So getting him back to the club after you know what you know was the first mistake I made in my opinion.
“Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t doing much wrong and he has allowed Pogba to leave. When you bring him back for that much money you need to be safe.
“That was the wrong call for me. You have seen his antics go on, including his management, you know there will be problems.
“Look at every loner, if he does the business week after week you have to swallow that, that’s not the case with Paul Pogba. He is missed far too much. “
After seeing what he offered Juventus it is a bit crazy to imagine that he wasn’t successful with his current club but the way things are at the moment it wouldn’t be a huge shock if we could see the Frenchman his return to Turin within the next 12 months.