Andy Cole: Paul Pogba will never surpass these Man United legends

The former Manchester United striker believes the legacies of Roy Keane and Paul Scholes is safe

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Andy Cole doesn’t believe Paul Pogba is in the same category as Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Paul Scholes.

The France international became the world’s most-expensive player last month when the 23-year-old midfielder completed an £89m return to Old Trafford from Serie A giants Juventus.

Pogba made his second debut for the 20-time English champions in August as the box-to-box midfielder helped Jose Mourinho’s side ease to a 2-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford.

Keane and Scholes were a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s dominant United sides of the 1990s and early 2000s before the former Republic of Ireland captain left for Celtic in 2005.

Cole, who played alongside Keane and Scholes in their infamous treble-winning campaign in 1999, doesn’t expect Pogba to surpass the legacies of the two United midfielders.

“Roy and Scholesy, well I’m very biased because I played with the pair of them. Pogba has the ability to become a fantastic player. But will he surpass them two? I’ll tell you what, if he does then he’ll turn out to be some player. Those two were absolutely phenomenal,” said Cole, speaking to exclusively to 888sport.

“I’m very biased. The ’99 team was a very good team and what we achieved means a lot of people love that team and want to see Manchester United play like that team.”

United have made a perfect start to the Premier League campaign after three successive top-flight victories over Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City.

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The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season.

Read the full 888sport interview with Andy Cole, including his thoughts on Mourinho bringing the fear factor back to Old Trafford

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