Manchester United: Ander Herrera Opens Up on Paul Pogba's Potential

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, right.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, right, at Old Trafford, Manchester, December 31. Pogba scored the winning goal against Middlesbrough as United extended its winning streak. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes teammate Paul Pogba has "everything" to be the best midfielder in the world.

Pogba took a while to settle again at United, the club he left as a teenager, following his £89 million ($109.8 million) world record transfer from Juventus in the summer.

But in recent weeks, he has begun to dominate games—coinciding with United's own upturn in form. Pogba scored the winning goal against Middlesbrough on Saturday at Old Trafford, extending United's winning run in the English Premier League to five games.

"Pogba is a midfielder who has all the qualities," Herrera told Sky Sports. "When you are a midfielder you normally have some special qualities but he has everything. He can shoot, head and defend and he can dribble one-v-one, but he's still 23.

"He's now in a very good moment but we can be optimistic with him because he can be even better.

"He can be one of the best in the world and he wants to do it. He wants to be it."

United plays West Ham United at London Stadium on Monday evening. Victory would bring it level on points with Tottenham Hotspur, which currently occupies the Premier League's final UEFA Champions League spot.