France legend Thierry Henry, believes Paul Pogba can become the best midfielder in the world.
The Juventus man was expected to be the main man for France at the Euro 2016. And he continues to attract interest from United, Barcelona and Madrid.
After facing criticism, the 23-year-old finally got off the mark, as he scored in the 5-2 win over Iceland.
Pogba, who has won four consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus since leaving United in 2012, will be under pressure to deliver in Thursday’s blockbuster semi-final with Germany, and Henry has faith in the 23-year-old’s abilities.
“Forget about France, I think he can be one of the best midfielders in history,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“He has the quality to do that. He needs to make sure he concentrates on what he can do well.
“What I love about him at the moment is that he’s doing what the team’s asking him to do; maybe he’s sometimes a bit more fancy at Juventus but because Antoine Griezmann is playing behind Giroud for France, he has to defend a bit more.
“That’s the sign of his intelligence. He’s playing within himself in a way, to make sure the team has the right balance.”
And Arsenal legend Henry would like to see his countryman in the Premier League again.
Henry added: “We all know about the quality, how good he is on the ball. He’s an all-round player but he’s understood his role at this tournament.
“Hopefully he can come back to the Premier League – it would be great for us and for whoever got him but he’s still a Juve player and they’re not going to let him go easily.”