Thierry Henry: New Man Utd signing Paul Pogba reminds me of Arsenal legend

Thierry Henry heaps praise on new Manchester United signing Paul Pogba

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Thierry Henry says Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba reminds him of former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira.

The Red Devils completed a £92m world-record deal to bring the France international back to Old Trafford earlier this month after a summer of relentless speculation.

Pogba made his second United debut on Friday night as the 23-year-old helped Jose Mourinho’s side ease to a 2-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford.

The former Juventus man played a key part in France’s run to the European championship final this summer as the Euro 2016 hosts lost 1-0 to Portugal in extra time in the final.

Former Arsenal striker Henry can see similarities between Pogba and his old team-mate Vieira as the ex-France striker analysed the midfielder’s return to Old Trafford.

“He reminds me of Patrick Vieira,” Henry told Sky Sports after Friday night’s 2-0 win.

“He used to put his hands in someone face and push them away. He was everywhere on the field. He looked like the best kid at school. I love the fact that he started to control the tempo of the game. He did everything.”

Pogba moved to Juventus from United in an £800,000 deal in 2012 after the France midfielder failed to secure a regular spot in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

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The 23-year-old won four successive Serie A titles during a four-year stay in Turin before his big-money return to Old Trafford this summer.

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