Vieira: Pogba better than I was at that age

The 36-year-old feels the promising youngster has a bright future ahead of him following his good performances for Juventus this season
Former France international Patrick Vieira has taken the time to praise Juventus 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.