Thierry Henry believes his compatriot Paul Pogba is a special player who could have featured on the big stage before joining Juventus, which was when he was at United.
The young French international has been a thing of interest for top clubs in Europe. The 22-year-old helped Juventus to their Scudetto and Coppa Italia win.
“He is a special player and that’s why every team wants him,” Henry told Goal at the launch of Arsenal’s new Puma home kit. “Is he going to stay at Juve? I don’t know. But whoever gets him is going to get an amazing player.
“I was a bit upset for him because he couldn’t perform the way he wanted to perform at the end of the season because he came back from an injury at the wrong time.
“For people to talk about him the way they talk about him right now, it’s because he has something that young players his age don’t have right now.”
Henry added: “He was ready to play at the time he left Manchester United. I don’t know what happened there, he was ready for me at that time.
“I saw him play in a World Cup with the France youth team and you could see already that he had something different from the other players.
“It didn’t work for him at United for various reasons but he showed character, he went to Juve and showed he could play. Now everybody wants him.”