Paul Pogba Claims Lionel Messi Is 'Far Above The Rest'
Manchester United will host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match in early April, the first meeting of these two teams since the 2011 final, which Barca won 3-1.
You'd expect that most teams, and their players, would want to avoid a club as prolific as Barcelona until the final, the semis at a push, but not so for one of United's star players.
Paul Pogba is eagerly awaiting his opportunity to get one back at the Catalan club after he lost against them with Juventus in 2015, but he also revealed that they are a club he has huge admiration for.
Speaking to Eurosport the
26-year-old saved his highest praise for Barca's star man Lionel Messi claiming
that the Argentine forward is "the best of all."
"Barca have great players," he continued, "and, above all an extraordinary one that is far above the rest."
United may be heading into the next round as underdogs but their stunning 3-1 comeback against Paris Saint-Germain has already proven that they are more than capable of causing an upset, and with United's continued good form could we see it again?
While Phil Jones and Chris Smalling might be quaking in their boots about the prospect of playing against Messi, Pogba will be relishing it.
Messi proved last weekend that he's certainly in form at the moment, and that's always going to be a scary proposition for any side's defence.
The Argentina forward scored a ridiculous hat-trick against Real Betis at the weekend when he scored a free kick and a ridiculous first time lob over the keeper to complete the treble and earn Barca a 4-1 win.
' GOAL! '- Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) March 17, 2019
MESSI HAS HIS HAT-TRICK :alien:
That finish is ridiculous, superlatives will never do this man justice. pic.twitter.com/oiuUTuESf5
Pogba has been saying a lot whilst on international duty with France as he also claimed that playing for Real Madrid was a dream for all players.
Is Pogba right about Messi?