Anthony Martial has hailed Paul Pogba as “probably the best midfield player in the world” and claims his Manchester United and France team-mate could win the Ballon d’Or within the next five years.
The former Juventus star has started the new season in fine form, scoring in 4-0 wins against West Ham and Swansea City to leave United top of the Premier League table after two games.
Martial feels the 24-year-old can in time become the world’s best footballer and said: “Paul is very mentally strong and he is very sure of himself.
“He is a big guy, he is very technical on the ball and he has lots of endurance. I would say he is probably the best midfield player in the world.
Martial highlighted the physical and mental attributes of his “good friend,” who has already contributed two goals and four assists just two games into this term.
“If he continues to play and improve like he is doing then I think he is also going to win the Ballon d’Or award in the next five years.”
Pogba was the world’s most expensive player until Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in a world record €222 million transfer earlier this month.