Chris Kamara: Man United’s Paul Pogba is the complete midfielder

by Leo Nieboer

Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara has hailed new signing Paul Pogba, labelling the 23-year-old as the “complete midfielder.”

The Frenchman, following months of speculation, completed his move back to Manchester United from Juventus on Tuesday for a world record fee of £89m.

Accolades from all corners of the football world have poured in for the midfielder, with the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand all tipping the 23-year-old to take the Premier League by storm.

And Kamara has now joined the list of those praising the world’s most expensive footballer.

“Pogba’s one of those rare midfield players who can play in a holding role and in an attacking role, so you’ve got the complete midfielder,” he said.

“He’s gone away and developed and he’s come back and now he’ll want to prove he’s the finished article.”

The most startling thing about Pogba is his wonderfully idiosyncratic style. Central midfielders are usually hallmarked by their strength, technical ability or creativity, and will make an impact through mastering one of these attributes.

Pogba, though, has already mastered all three, and somehow reinventing each of these attributes in his own unique way. At just 23, the Frenchman is inestimably powerful in stature, wonderfully composed on the ball and capable of launching seemingly laser guided passes all over the pitch. He couldn’t remind you of any player – past or present; Pogba is single handedly creating his own style and mastering it.

Such an evolution has been nothing short of astonishing and, at just 23, it promises to continue.

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