Danny Murphy: Why I’d hate to play against Man United star

The former Liverpool midfielder admits he would not like to pit his wits against Manchester United star Paul Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Danny Murphy has admitted that he would hate to play against Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

The France international has made an impressive start to the 2017-18 Premier League season following a mixed campaign under Jose Mourinho last term.

Pogba scored in Manchester United’s 4-0 win against West Ham United in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford earlier this month.

The 24-year-old continued his momentum with an influential performance in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday.

Pogba scored his second goal of the season with a composed finish before teeing up France team-mate Anthony Martial at the Liberty Stadium.

The box-to-box midfielder became Manchester United’s record signing last summer after the Red Devils paid £89m to sign Pogba from Serie A giants Juventus.

Former Liverpool and Tottenham star Murphy admitted that he would not enjoy pitting his wits against the Manchester United midfielder.

“He can do everything,” Murphy told Match Of The Day on BBC One. “I’d hate to play against him. I’d have to say that. He is so strong and powerful.”

Manchester United are sitting two points clear of Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League table following an impressive start to the new season.

The Red Devils have signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window so far.

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