Paul Pogba: Kylian Mbappe is much more talented than me

Paul Pogba: Kylian Mbappe is much more talented than me

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has claimed that PSG and France hero Kylian Mbappe is much more talented than him in rather surprising comments.

The statement was made in the wake of his country’s 4-3 win over Argentina in the Round of 16 stage of the World Cup in which the teenager scored a brace.

Pogba is widely considered to be amongst the best players on the planet himself but he clearly rates his national teammate as better than him.

Of course what Mbappe is doing on the international stage is exceptional but some may say he has some way to go still to become a top player.

Either way, both stars will be hoping they can continue France’s run in the World Cup and perhaps even reach the final though they’ll have to be Uruguay next before thinking of that.

According to Metro, Paul said: “Kylian has much more talent than I have. Do you see what he is doing at his age? No, I never had his talent.

“He has so much speed… he’s a forward, he can’t be compared with me.”

Kylian has been rather bizarrely linked with a move to United despite performing superbly for PSG and having just joined them last summer as well.

Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward are said to want the youngster to be their ‘galactico’ signing of the summer having not brought in anyone of that mould.

The Red Devils have signed full-back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred so far in a relatively quiet transfer window.

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