Sports World: Scholes questions price tag for Pogba

Scholes questions price tag for Pogba

LONDON • Paul Scholes says Manchester United's prospective new signing Paul Pogba is "nowhere worth" the world record £100 million (S$178 million) fee that is being discussed.

For that sort of money, the former United legend told Sport Witness that the club would be better off going for someone who can score 50 goals a season - like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

Warriors' Green fined, but will avoid jail time

NEW YORK • Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will avoid jail time after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors following his arrest for slapping a college football player in East Lansing, Michigan, this month.

Green will pay a US$500 (S$679) fine and US$60 restitution fee for a civil violation.


Ronaldo opens first of four 'CR7' hotels

FUNCHAL (Portugal) • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo inaugurated his own hotel on Friday, called "CR7" after his initials and shirt number, while the airport on his home island of Funchal was renamed in his honour.

A second "CR7" hotel is due to open in Lisbon later this year with two others planned in Madrid and New York next year.


Juventus defeated 4-3 in penalty shoot-out

MELBOURNE • Juventus were beaten 4-3 on penalties by Melbourne Victory in their International Champions Cup game in Melbourne yesterday.

Defender Carlos Blanco Moreno put the Turin giants ahead in the 58th minute with a long-range strike before Jai Ingham equalised for Victory seven minutes from time. The game went to a penalty shoot-out with the scores level at full-time.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 24, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: Scholes questions price tag for Pogba'. Print Edition | Subscribe