Ex-United starlet Pogba 'reminds me of Vieira' - says Thierry Henry

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Thierry Henry has been singing the praises of Paul Pogba this week.

Manchester United fans are today gushing over their new arrival - as a deal for Juan Mata nears official completion.

But one player they do not need reminding of is Paul Pogba.

The talented midfielder left the club in 2012 after continually falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson over a lack of first-team action.

In fact just this week he had this to say about Fergie’s decision to play Rafael in the heart of midfield ahead of him for a game against Blackburn Rovers in 2011:

"There was no one left to play in midfield. And I was training and I was beginning to get better bit by bit and the coach never stopped telling me, 'You're this far'. And I didn't understand. This far away from what? Playing? From having some playing time? From getting on the field? Or what? And there was Rafael in midfield and I was disgusted. I was disgusted and I didn't get on either."

Since he left the club however he has become a sensation at Juventus - and the envy of many a team across the globe.

He seems destined to become a regular in the French national team for many a year to come - and this week he has received more glowing praise, this time from a Premier League legend.

SEE ALSO: Revealed - One third of United fans would have preferred Pogba to Mata

Thierry Henry has been quoted by Foot Mercato - comparing the French prodigy to his former captain Patrick Vieira.

"He is simply great. He reminds me, even if not the same style of play, Patrick Vieira. Vieira was already the captain of Cannes at 18, we already knew that he would become if he does not hurt himself, what he eventually became. And Pogba, he does not know of injury, is on the same path. His quality is such that he can play alone in the middle! He sees the game, he scores goals, he’s hard on the man, it is art, he has everything a midfielder, or just a footballer can dream of having. " 

Is Pogba as good as Vieira?

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