Paul Pogba is best player in Premier League, says Man Utd legend Phil Neville

PAUL POGBA has been labelled the best player in the Premier League, by ex-Manchester United defender Phil Neville.

Pogba inspired United to a 2-0 FA Cup fifth round away win against Chelsea last night – with the World Cup winner bagging an assist and goal.

Former United full-back Phil Neville said Paul Pogba is the best player in the Premier League right now
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Paul Pogba bagged an assist and a goal against Chelsea in Man Utd’s FA Cup fifth round win over Chelsea
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The 25-year-old set up United’s opener with a sublime cross that midfielder Ander Herrera nodded home on 31 minutes.

England star Marcus Rashford then produced an equally good cross, just grazing the head of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, for Pogba to head home just before half-time.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Neville stated under interim United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba is currently the league’s best player.

Neville said: “It was like watching the Man United of old. Solskjaer got the tactics spot on. And right now, under him, I don’t see a better player in the Premier League than Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman met Marcus Rashford’s cross and converted the header past Kepa Arrizabalaga
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Pogba had set upder United’s opener on 31 minutes with a well timed cross to Ander Herrera
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“It’s been an incredible turnaround for United to come here and play with that arrogance and spirit.”

Under Solskjaer the 25-year-old has excelled netting nine times in 12 games, as United moved into the top four.

While last night’s United now meet Wolves at Molineux in the quarter-finals next month.

Though Pogba starred in United’s FA Cup success, the Frenchman was sent off in his sides Champions League round of 16 first leg against PSG last week.

Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the 25-year-old has excelled netting nine times in 12 games
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United were beaten 2-0 thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappe amd Presnel Kimpembe.

But things worsened for the Reds one minute from time as Pogba was given a second yellow – meaning he will miss out of the return leg in Paris.

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