‘Complete Player’: Quotes from Zidane, Giggs and other legends about Paul Pogba of Manchester United

Mercifully, it’s done!

So we can now start to concentrate on other transfers and the start of the league campaign itself this weekend.

But, with the world record move now in the bag TFF pores over the quotes from the legends in relation to Manchester United’ new signing. How good do the best think that Pogba can become?

We start with Fracne and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who reckons that Pogba can become:

“one of the best in history”

Henry’ sold Arsenal team mate, Patrick Vieira, says that Pogba is an

“extraordinary player”

and also suggested that United’s fierce rivals Manchester Coty had made an error of judgement in not pursuing the player.

Staying with Arsenal, Arsene Wenger stated that the player is still in a ‘maturing period’ and that Manchester United won’t see his best until he is 26.

Ex-France star and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane (who was credited with an interest in signing the player before his Manchester United move) called Pogba a:

“complete player”

And Pogba’s last coach at Juventus Massimiliano Allegri said last year that the player

“needs to stop showboating in midfield”

and state that the then 22-year-old had a habit of making:

“avoidable” mistakes

Meanwhile Paul Scholes said last week that the player was:

“nowhere worth that kind of money yet”

But Gary Neville of ex-Manchester United fame thinks it’s a great signing for the club:

“It’s important, not just for United, that they sign players of stature and personality,”

“With Mourinho going there, and now with Zlatan and Pogba, they have players who can fill the shirt, they will stick their shoulders out.

“It’s important that United made a statement, they’ve spent quite a lot of money in recent years without getting anywhere.

And on making the move official, Juventus thanked him for his contribution and said that the player will remain:

“etched in the collective imagination”

Manchester United supporters: how good a player is Pogba? Can he become the best in the world over the next few years?