Vieira: Man City not signing Pogba from Man Utd was a mistake

Patrick Vieira believes Manchester City made a mistake in not signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United when they had a chance, writes the Daily Mail.

Vieira, City’s elite development manager, has noticed a number of clubs lining up to move for Pogba, who has excelled at Juventus this season. The France international left Manchester United in 2012 on a free transfer, with Sir Alex Ferguson saying the midfielder had ‘no respect’.

But despite Ferguson’s comments, former France and Arsenal star Vieira believes City made a mistake not to sign Pogba when they had the chance. “He is a player I really like,” Vieira said.

I saw him play for Manchester United and to not have signed him when he left that club was a mistake because he is an extraordinary player,” Vieira continued. “Many tell me that [he plays like I do]. I think he is more attacking than me and perhaps more technically skilled. He’s amazing.

Interest is now high in the 20-year-old, who has stated his willingness to stay in Italy, but United, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-German are all tracking the midfielder’s progress as the January transfer window approaches.

Pogba has made 12 appearances so far this season, scoring four goals. Last season, Pogba was a regular part of the Juventus team, making 27 appearances in Serie A.

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