Thierry Henry uses Chelsea FC star to make Man United point about Paul Pogba

Thierry Henry uses N'Golo Kante to deliver his verdict on Paul Pogba's best position for Man United

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry has used a comparison to N’Golo Kante to make his argument that Paul Pogba is not suited to a holding midfield position at Manchester United.

The French midfielder has come in for some criticism for his displays for Manchester United in recent weeks after failing to produce consistent form for the Red Devils.

Pogba was singled out for some poor marking in the lead-up to Matt Ritchie’s goal for Newcastle United in the Magpies’ 2-0 win over the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon at St James’ Park.

Jose Mourinho opted to quickly substitute Pogba after the goal and confirmed after the game that the midfielder was not suffering from an injury.

There has been much debate about Pogba’s best position for Manchester United since his arrival back at the club from Juventus in the summer of 2016.

And former Arsenal star Henry has pointed to Chelsea FC defensive midfielder Kante as an example as to the kind of player Pogba is not.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday, Henry said: “Can he [Pogba] do a job [as a holding midfielder]? Yes, he can do a job.

“Is he N’Golo Kante? No, Kante senses danger and knows exactly where the ball is going to be. He has more of that in his DNA.

“Paul Pogba has more in his DNA to be up there, creating and trying to do some skills.”

Pogba will be hoping to find his best form for Manchester United and start for the Red Devils when they take on Huddersfield Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday night.

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