Manchester United re-signed France midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89m in 2016 despite having real competitors for his signature.
Following his move to the Theater of Dreams, the 25-year-old became the world’s most expensive player as at that time, breaking James Rodriguez’s record.
However, United’s big-money move for the player was blasted by Serie A pundit Gab Marcotti, who was furious with the amount paid by Mourinho for the former Juventus playmaker.
According to him, the Red Devils could have lowered the player’s price tag before reaching an agreement with the Scudetto Champions for the Frenchman.
He pointed out that the Mourinho, who newly joined the club as at that time, ought to have taken much time to negotiate a perfect deal since there are no intense competition for the player.
Though Pogba helped the club to two trophies in his first season at Old Trafford, he hasn’t justified the huge money paid for his signature.
While discussing with The Times podcast The Game, Marcotti stressed that Mourinho paid too much for most of the top players in his team.
Apart from Paul Pogba, the Portuguese manager also paid too much for ex-Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, who joined the former Premier League Champions during the previous winter window, when he completed a £60m move for his signature.