The 36-year-old feels the promising youngster has a bright future ahead of him following his good performances for Juventus this seasonJuventus starlet Paul Pogba and believes the midfielder already plays at a higher level than himself at the age of 20.
The powerful midfielder joined Juve from Manchester United in the summer of 2012 and has since impressed with a number of fine performances for the Bianconeri.
"He is a better player now than I was at the same age. Only time will tell how things pan out for him, but I think that he has a great career ahead of him," Vieira told RMC.
"I believe he can be the next great midfielder for France. He is always calm and very technical. He has a better shot than I had and will score a lot more goals.
"He's already making an impact at Juventus at this young age. When I was that old, I played five games in an entire season at AC Milan."
Pogba has made 24 Serie A appearances so far this term, scoring five goals in the process.