Pogba: 'Little old man' Martial has great potential

The 22-year-old believes the Red Devils latest signing has shown maturity beyond his years and will make a lot of progress in the Premier League

Juventus and France star Paul Pogba has hailed the maturity of “little old man” Anthony Martial following his move to Manchester United .

The 19-year-old completed a sensational deadline-day transfer to the Red Devils from Monaco for a fee which could reportedly rise to £59 million (€80m) including future bonuses.

Pogba himself began his professional career at Old Trafford, but left in 2012 for Juventus having made just five senior appearances.

And the 22-year-old is in no doubt as to his compatriot’s potential and believes he will make significant progress playing in the Premier League.

“I already call him ‘little old man,'” Pogba told  Telefoot . “He’s 19 and he’s already very mature for his age.

“He has great qualities and very big potential. He’s going to bring a lot to the French team and I’m very happy for him.

“Now he’s changed club and he’s going to get to know the Premier League. He’s going to play with some big players and he’ll make a lot of progress.”

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