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"They talk about Pogba as a phenomenon; I don't think he is"

With Pogba close to a 100M€ Manchester United move, French World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit is not convinced: "They talk about him as if he were a phenomenon; I don't think he is".

"They talk about Pogba as a phenomenon; I don't think he is"

Emmanuel Petit has commented on the scramble to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus, and Manchester United's 9-figure offer: "Pogba has a great future ahead of him, but I don't like the situation that has been created around him. They talk about him as if he were a phenomenon, but I don't think he is. He didn't stand out in the Champions League for Juventus", he opined.   

Paul Pogba dejected after his team's 0-1 defeat to Portugal in the EURO 2016 Final.

The 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winner commented: "If Real Madrid want Pogba, they'll have to put money on the table, but they don't want to get into a bidding war with Manchester United, and there's a reason for that".

July 8, 1998: French players pose for the official team picture at the Stade de France before their 1998 Soccer World Cup semifinal match against Croatia. Emmanuel Petit is on the right of the standing row.

Petit spoke to Yahoo Sports: "With 100 million euros, I'd sign Barcelona striker Luis Suarez".