Yaya Toure tips Man United rival to become the ‘perfect player’

The Manchester City star believes Manchester United star Paul Pogba will blossom into the "perfect player"

Man United star Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Yaya Toure is convinced that Manchester United star Paul Pogba will blossom into the “perfect player”.

The France international returned to Manchester United in a club record £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Pogba won the Europa League and the League Cup in his first season at Old Trafford but the versatile midfielder struggled to replicate his Serie A form in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old made a promising start to the 2017-18 season following two goals and two assists in their opening four Premier League games.

Pogba’s impressive start was cut short following a hamstring problem in their first Champions League fixture of the campaign.

The France midfielder has received criticism from his manager Jose Mourinho and some Manchester United legends since his return to the team.

Pogba has struggled as part of a midfield pair alongside Nemanja Matic in the second half of the campaign.

However, the France star has netted three goals and has made two assists in his last seven appearances to end the season in good form.

Manchester City star Toure issued his backing for Pogba to blossom into a top player.

‘I always loved to prove people wrong,” Toure told BBC Sport.

“I was put under a lot of pressure, as Paul Pogba, who has similar characteristics to me, is now.

“I believe Pogba will become the perfect player. And if they are honest, the people who said things about me will say they were wrong.”

Manchester United will take on Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

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