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Paul Pogba: Man Utd teammate is one of the best players I've 'ever seen'

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Manchester United fans rejoice - Paul Pogba is set to return to action after the international break.

The Frenchman has missed the last 12 games with a hamstring tear but according to the Mirror, he could feature against Newcastle United next weekend.

Better still, Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo are also on the comeback trail, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to train separately.

United's players will welcome Pogba back with open arms following what has been a tough period for the club.

They've lost two games in their last five Premier League outings and now find themselves eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

Pogba has certainly been missed, as evidenced by the stats comparing United with and without 24-year-old.

Prior to his injury, United were creating 14.8 chances - three of which clear goalscoring opportunities - and scoring three goals per game.

But in Pogba's absence, the Red Devils have created just seven chances and scored 1.6 goals per game. That's the difference he makes.

Pogba will be equally excited about stepping back onto the pitch for United and ahead of his return he's claimed one of his teammates is one of the best players he's "ever seen".

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, it's fellow France international Anthony Martial.

"I am sure he will come back," Pogba told MUTV. "I am sure as he is very good and had a great pre-season. Even during the start of the season, he helped the team a lot.

"Anthony is a big, big, big talent. He's a talented player - one of the best players I have ever seen or trained with.

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"He is still young and is going to improve. He will improve a lot and you are going to see even more of Anthony, I’m sure."

Martial may only be 21-years-old, but Pogba already regards him as one of the best players he's seen and trained with. That's some praise.

And yet Mourinho insists on starting the young Frenchman on the bench in the Premier League. In his 10 appearances, Martial has come on as a substitute in seven.

Four goals and two assists in that time suggests Mourinho ought to start the winger more often, especially with Henrikh Mkhitaryan struggling for form.

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