Juventus' Paul Pogba can be one of the best ever midfielders – Thierry Henry

ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti provides an update on the possibility of Paul Pogba returning to Manchester United.

Manchester United target Paul Pogba can be “one of the best midfielders in history,” according to former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

Juventus star Pogba, 23, is set to start for France in Thursday night’s Euro 2016 semifinal against Germany.

Sources have told ESPN FC that United are keen on bringing Pogba back to the club this summer, with an asking price of £100 million mooted for his services.

And former France international Henry is expecting his compatriot to become of the best players in the world if he fulfils his potential.

“Forget about France, I think he can be one of the best midfielders in history,” Henry told Sky Sports News HQ.

“He has the quality to do that. He needs to make sure he concentrates on what he can do well.

“What I love about him at the moment is that he’s doing what the team’s asking him to do; maybe he’s sometimes a bit more fancy at Juventus but because [Antoine] Griezmann is playing behind [Olivier] Giroud for France, he has to defend a bit more.

“That’s the sign of his intelligence. He’s playing within himself in a way, to make sure the team has the right balance.”

Regarding a return to the Premier League, after Pogba left United for Juve in 2012, Henry added: “We all know about the quality, how good he is on the ball. He’s an all-round player but he’s understood his role at this tournament.

“Hopefully he can come back to the Premier League — it would be great for us and for whoever got him but he’s still a Juve player and they’re not going to let him go [easily].”

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