Paul Pogba has revealed every midfield player he thinks is better than him

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Paul Pogba's season ultimately ended in disappointment as Manchester United lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup final earlier this month.

Despite a campaign without trophies, United were much-improved in the Premier League, finishing second, and are almost certain to reinforce their squad this summer.

Pogba, who is now focusing on starring for France at the World Cup, scored six goals and provided 11 assists in 37 matches in 2017-18 for the Red Devils.

Despite his form being inconsistent, Pogba's quality is clear for all to see and he is regarded by many as one of the most technically gifted players around.

With that said, the Frenchman was recently asked to name every midfielder who is better than him right now and he included a very surprising name.

Pogba names the midfielders better than him

In the latest episode of 'PogSerie' on French TV station Canal, the Man Utd man accepted that he isn't at the top of the chart when it comes to the world's elite midfield maestros.


Focusing on those who operate in central areas, the 25-year-old named seven players when asked to identify midfielders he thinks are more talented than himself.

In an interview which can be seen further down the page, Pogba told Canal+, via Goal: "(Andres) Iniesta. He's had an enormous career. He's had an exceptional career."


"(Luka) Modric, (Toni) Kroos, David Silva, (Kevin) de Bruyne, Yaya Toure," said the £89 million midfielder before then adding a surprising name: "Even Abou Diaby.

"Box-to-box, he was exceptional, but unfortunately he had a lot of injuries. Look at him when he was at Arsenal... he was exceptional.

"People forget about him. In the France team, he was enormous. I've got a lot of respect for him. I won't forget him, I learned a lot from him.”

Is Pogba right about Diaby?

Most of us would put Iniesta, Modric, Kroos, Silva, De Bruyne and Toure (in his peak) among the world's best, but Diaby is certainly an inclusion that may spark debate.

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The 32-year-old, currently a free agent, played 180 times for Arsenal between 2006 and 2015 but suffered terribly with injuries during the latter part of that spell.

Diaby, Pogba's compatriot, only featured in 22 matches across his final four seasons in north London before joining Marseille, for whom he played just six times in two years.

At his best, Diaby certainly had the strength and power to dominate midfield battles, but to put him up there with the likes of Iniesta, Modric and co. is a very bold shout.

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Do YOU agree with Pogba? Was Diaby among the world's best and better than Pogba himself at his peak? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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