- Paul Pogba has started to show glimpses of his best form at Manchester United
- The 23-year-old scored the winning goal against Middlesbrough on Saturday
- Herrera says the Frenchman has everything needed to become the world’s best
- Jose Mourinho’s side travel to face West Ham in the Premier League on Monday
Ander Herrera believes Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba possesses all the attributes needed to become the world’s best player.
After overcoming a shaky start to life back at Old Trafford, Pogba has started to show glimpses of the form which convinced the Red Devils to splash out a world-record fee of £89million to re-sign him from Juventus last summer.
The 23-year-old France international scored a late winner against Middlesbrough on New Year’s Eve and Herrera, who has enjoyed his own resurgence in form in recent weeks, claims there is still much more to come from Pogba.
‘Pogba is a midfielder who has all the qualities,’ Herrera told Sky Sports.
‘When you are a midfielder you normally have some special qualities but he has everything.
‘He can shoot, head and defend and he can dribble one-v-one, but he’s still 23.
Herrera believes Pogba possesses all the attributes needed to become the world’s best player
‘He’s now in a very good moment but we can be optimistic with him because he can be even better.
‘He can be one of the best in the world and he wants to do it. He wants to be it.’
Victory over Middlesbrough extended United’s winning run to six matches and Jose Mourinho’s side have not lost a game since their 2-1 defeat by Fenerbahce on November 3.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have led the way for the Red Devils in recent weeks and Herrera was quick to praise the two summer signings.
The 23-year-old Frenchman scored a late winner against Middlesbrough on New Year’s Eve
‘The thing that I like most about Zlatan is he is not happy enough,’ Herrera said.
‘That means how ambitious he is. How much he wants to achieve for this club. He’s 35 and still training like a kid every day.
‘The fans and the club and the staff have been patient with [Mkhitaryan], that’s what I like with this club.
Manchester United travel to face West Ham in the Premier League on Monday afternoon
‘They knew how good he is but football is not always the case that in your first season you will perform at your best. You have to settle down in one place, adapt yourself to a new life and club, to a new role.
‘Now we are seeing the best Mkhitaryan. Or almost the best, because I think he can be even better.’
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