May 9, 2021

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Paul Pogba hailed his Man United team-mate as the “future of football” in comparison to Kylian Mbappe

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United has a player who stands alongside PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe as “the future of football”.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side host Liverpool on Sunday and are looking to consolidate second place in the Premier League and deal a devastating blow to the fierce opponent’s hopes in the top four.

Pogba goes to the game with doubts about his future, as United prepare to offer a new deal to the World Cup winner after his agent Mino Raiola raised the possibility of a swap deal for Real Madrid midfielder Eden Hazard.

But one player who appears ready to stay at Old Trafford for a long time is Marcus Rashford – who Pogba believes is on the same level as his fellow French international, Mbappe.

The midfielder was asked to compare the players in Q&A with the fans – while also passing his judgment on who is United’s top scorer.

Paul Pogba praised Marcus Rashford as his
Paul Pogba hailed Marcus Rashford as “the future of football” alongside Kylian Mbappe

“They are great, big talents,” Pogba said of Rashford and Mbappe in the Q&A on the official United website.

“I think they are very young and very talented. They have achieved a lot because of their young age. I think they are the present and the future of football.”

Pogba was asked who was United’s top scorer, after his teammates praised Block Show for his kick in training.

The 28-year-old said it was a throwback between Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani while also aiming for a cheeky punch on captain Harry Maguire.

Pogba with fellow French national and World Cup winner Mbappe
Pogba with fellow French national and World Cup winner Mbappe

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“that’s sweet. beside him [Shaw]? I’d like to say Maguire, “Pogba joked.

“The best scorer, I think he’s Mason. Yes, Mason, I’d like to say. And Eddie. Yes, Mason with his feet and hands with his head.”

United are set to begin talks with Paul Pogba about a new £ 400,000 contract this week in an effort to prevent the club from losing £ 89m to nothing at the end of next season.

But they have also been looking for potential alternatives and are ready to sell the midfielder this summer if his agent’s orders become too expensive or if he threatens to discontinue the last 12 months of his current deal.