‘He’s got Ballon d’Or potential’ – Pogba is Man Utd’s only world-class player, claims Saha
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d’Or potential.
Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford all summer but appears set to remain at Old Trafford and play a crucial role this season.
The France midfielder has started every Premier League game for the Red Devils thus far in 2019-20, but, after a strong performance in a 4-0 win over Chelsea, has had his displays questioned with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failing to win their past three games.
Such criticism is inevitable according to Saha, who declared Pogba is on another level compared to his United teammates.
“He’s got the potential to be one of the best – Ballon d’Or potential,” Saha told Astro SuperSport.
“No disrespect to the other players but he could say ‘I’m the only one here who could claim to be a world-class player right now’. At the same time, he’s always going to be on the spot because he is the only one.
“If he doesn’t perform there’s no-one that’s going to be asked more from. Pogba tries his best but sometimes there’s no-one there to help him.
“And who’s going to get criticised for not performing? It’s going to be Pogba.”
Having declared in pre-season he was ready for a new challenge after three seasons back at Old Trafford following four years at Juventus, Pogba has been unable to secure a move away.
Despite his own transfer desires, Saha praised Pogba’s on-field response after finding himself still wearing a United shirt.