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Manchester United made a ‘mistake’ by re-signing Paul Pogba in 2016, talkSPORT said, with history repeating itself now as PSG’s goal ends on signing a £ 400,000-a-week contract .


Manchester United made “the wrong call” by bringing Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford in 2016, with the club now facing heavy criticism over the star’s contract situation.

This is the view of talkSPORT specialist Trevor Sinclair, although Simon Jordan insists that “there is a method and a reason for their insanity.”

Trevor Sinclair lamented decision to bring Paul Pogba back to Manchester United
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Pogba has only 12 months left on his current contract, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly circled the midfielder and planned a £ 50million swoop.

The French international is on his second stint with the Red Devils after making a free transfer in 2012 to join Juventus.

Jose Mourinho convinced United’s board to part ways with a world record of £ 89million in 2016 to bring him back to the club where he honed his skills as an academy talent.

Still, it would be fair to say that the reunion didn’t go as well as both sides would have hoped, with Pogba arguably showing his best form for the Blues on a much more consistent basis.

Manchester United made a ‘mistake’ by re-signing Paul Pogba in 2016, talkSPORT said, with history repeating itself now as PSG’s goal ends on signing a £ 400,000-a-week contract .
Pogba became a star at Juventus before United bought him back for £ 89million
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With the 28-year-old not being liked by Sir Alex Ferguson nine years ago, there is a lingering sense of déjà vu surrounding the club as he potentially prepares to cash in on his most lucrative purchase .

Recent reports have claimed United are ready to offer Pogba a superb £ 400,000-a-week contract to make him the Premier League’s biggest earner, but Pogba is stagnating and set to let his current contract end – as he did in his first stint in Manchester.

And Sinclair says the decision to re-sign the midfielder five years ago was clearly a “mistake.”

The former Man City and England winger told White and Jordan: “When you sell a player, or let a player go because they ask for so much money as a teenager …

“Because football is about personality, it’s all about people, and I think Manchester United called on Paul Pogba as a person back then.

“For starters, bringing him back to the club after you knew you knew him, I think that’s where the first mistake was.

“Sir Alex isn’t much wrong, is he?” And he let Paul Pogba go, so when you bring him back for that kind of money, you have to be sure.

“For me, it was not the right decision.”

Manchester United made a ‘mistake’ by re-signing Paul Pogba in 2016, talkSPORT said, with history repeating itself now as PSG’s goal ends on signing a £ 400,000-a-week contract .
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“I think it was mismanaged,” he added.

“It is not the best practice for Manchester United to let a player of Paul Pogba’s quality enter the last year of his contract.

“Now I know sometimes it’s out of your control, but as a football club you could sell this player before he gets to this stadium.

“Basically they let him go for next to nothing many years ago, he made a name for himself at Juve and he came back for £ 89million.

“Letting this player go back for nothing, I think that’s bad.”

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As a man with many years of formative experience dealing with annoying agents and their clients, Simon Jordan is well equipped to discuss the potential ramifications of letting a star player go for nothing.

And although he insists that United’s new director of football John Murtough will not appreciate the current situation, he believes there is a plan behind the scenes.

“They won’t get a lot of dollar value for him,” Jordan warned.

“But suppose everyone at Manchester United is an idiot and John Murtough is a character like something from Life of Brian, he’s going to come and ‘I’m the Messiah! “

Manchester United made a ‘mistake’ by re-signing Paul Pogba in 2016, talkSPORT said, with history repeating itself now as PSG’s goal ends on signing a £ 400,000-a-week contract .
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“Because that’s not the case; Manchester United are not stupid, there is a method and a reason for their madness, in the same way there was probably a method and a reason for Arsenal’s madness – sometimes.

“Sometimes you find yourself in very difficult situations with circles that you cannot square.”

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