Laurent Blanc Explains Why He Believes Paul Pogba Is Better Than Patrick Vieira

Laurent Blanc Explains Why He Believes Paul Pogba Is Better Than Patrick Vieira
Jun 8, 2018

France International Manchester United News

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has revealed he believes Paul Pogba is a technically superior player to Arsenal and France legend Patrick Vieira.

The former World Cup winner believes Pogba is capable of carrying Manchester United to titles and help France conquer the world, just as Vieira did.

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Paul Pogba has been under intense scrutiny since his £89 million transfer in the summer of 2016. Fans and pundits alike believe that he has struggled to justify that hefty price tag.

However, Blanc, a former United player himself, believes the 25-year-old still has plenty of time to improve and that the French midfielder has the ability to perform at higher levels and win titles for the club.

In an interview with FIFA.com, the 52-year-old said:

“I think he’s a new player, let’s not forget he’s young, so I think he still has room to improve. In my generation, we have very physically impressive players, like Patrick Vieira, for example.”

“Technically speaking Patrick is really good, but he is not as good as Pogba, especially in terms of attacking. If he can optimise his physical potential and his technique, he will be able to score many goals.”

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He is well ahead of the other players in terms of physical levels, it will make a difference at some point in the game.”

Blanc also predicts that the former Juventus midfielder will be a key performer for both United and France in the future.

In the next few years, I think if Pogba does not suffer from injury problems, he will be one of the key players for France and also his club, who are lucky enough to have Pogba.”

Pogba is currently with the French national team as they prepare for the FIFA World Cup. Les Bleus take on Australia in their first group game before facing Peru and Denmark to round off Group C.

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