Jose Mourinho: It is impossible to find better midfielder than Man United star

The Manchester United manager hails Paul Pogba as the complete midfielder

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has named Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba as the most complete midfielder in European football.

The Red Devils boss and his big-name acquisition appeared to share a heated debate on the touchline during Manchester United’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last month.

Pogba started their 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on the bench last weekend before he came on as a second-half substitute to help the Red Devils get over the line.

The 24-year-old made a brilliant start to the season with two goals and two assists in his opening four Premier League appearances before he suffered a hamstring problem.

The France international has struggled to rekindle his early-season form and Pogba has attracted criticism for some of his ineffectual performances against their closest rivals.

But Mourinho is in no doubt that Pogba is a unique midfielder and Manchester United would struggle to find a more complete player.

“For me, he is a midfield player and that’s it. A midfield player with more potential than Paul is difficult to find because Paul has everything.” Mourinho told his pre-match media conference at Carrington on Friday.

Manchester United are in second place in the Premier League table but 13 points behind Manchester City in the title race.

The Red Devils will make the trip to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday in their next top-flight fixture.

Manchester United signed Pogba in an £89m deal from Juventus in 2016.

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