Tuesday March 4 2014
Vieira: 'Pogba better than me!'

Patrick Vieira believes Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba “is certainly more talented than I was.”

The France legend tipped his 20-year-old heir to surpass him very soon after a remarkable rise through the ranks since he was allowed to leave Manchester United as a free agent.

“Compared to me, Pogba is more attacking, whereas I was more defensively-minded,” Vieira told France Football and Tuttosport.

“He pushes forward more and therefore scores more goals. He is also better on a technical level and is certainly more talented than I was.

“He is a player capable of scoring 10 to 15 goals every year. In a three-man midfield I think it suits his style of football.”

Pogba’s contract with Juventus expires in June 2016, but the club is already at a very advanced stage in renewal negotiations.

It’s reported agent Mino Raiola wants to include a buy-out clause, but the Bianconeri are against the idea.

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