Paul Merson says he would rather than have Jordan Henderson in his team than Paul Pogba on current form, describing the Liverpool midfielder as “outstanding”.
The two players are set to clash on Monday night as Jose Mourinho takes his men to Anfield to face the Reds in the Premier League.
Henderson has enjoyed a strong start to the season which has seen him score a stunning goal against Chelsea as well as captaining his country in the midweek draw with Slovenia.
When asked about which midfielder he would prefer to have in his team, Merson was adamant he would go for the Liverpool man over the world’s most expensive footballer.
“Today, Jordan Henderson,” he told Sky Sports when asked who he would pick.
“Over the next 10 years, I don’t know – it probably should be Pogba considering how much money they spent.
"Henderson has been as good as anybody in the Premier League. Credit where credit is due, he’s been outstanding. Pogba has been struggling.”