Man City should have signed Paul Pogba, admits Patrick Vieira

Manchester City reserves boss Patrick Vieira admits he made a mistake not signing Paul Pogba when he quit Old Trafford

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Paul Pogba signed for Juventus last summer Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Patrick Vieira has admitted Manchester City made a mistake not trying to sign Paul Pogba when the midfielder quit Manchester United.

The 20-year-old has been one of Juve’s standout performers this season after scoring four goals in 12 Serie A appearances, taking his tally to 10 strikes in all competitions since moving to Turin.

Pogba moved to La Vecchia Signora from the Premier League champions in 2012 after opting against penning a new Red Devils deal due to a lack of first-team football.

And Vieira, who is currently in charge of City’s Elite Development squad, conceded the Citizens should have made a move for the “extraordinary” talent.

“He’s a player I really like,” Vieira is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.

“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.

“Many tell me that [he plays like I do]. I think he is more attacking than me and perhaps more technically skilled.”

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