Jose Mourinho: This Man United star is the best in the world

"In my opinion, the best. The best midfield player in the world," says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho of Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho hailed Paul Pogba as the Premier League’s best midfielder after Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Sunderland on Monday.

The French midfielder put in a masterful display for the Red Devils as he helped Mourinho’s men notch up their fourth win on the bounce in the top flight.

Pogba had made a slow start to life at Old Trafford following his summer move back to the club from Juventus.

However, the 23-year-old seems to now be finding his feet in the top flight and has put in some impressive performances in recent weeks.

And Mourinho admits that he has been delighted with the improvements that Pogba has shown for the Red Devils in recent weeks.

Mourinho told SFR, as quoted by Metro: “If the perception changes, Paul can win it [the Ballon d’Or] because Paul is not a goal-scorer, Paul is a midfielder

“He will score more and more goals. Because I think he has conditions to score goals. But Paul is a midfield player. In my opinion, the best. The best midfield player in the world.

“Obviously young. Needs to improve. Wants to improve, which is even better. Has an agent who in my opinion is great for the player because he is not a typical agent who puts the player in the moon.

“He demands a lot from the player. He wants the player to be better and better all the time. So I think he has everything around him to be a great player.

“The Premier League is very difficult. You play three or four years in Italy, you arrive in the Premier League and the world is completely different. And he is doing well, he is doing more than well. His evolution is clear. So I can imagine next season for Paul will be top.”

Pogba will be expecting to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve.

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The Red Devils finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season.

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