The Red Devils defender admits the World Cup-winning midfielder is the toughest player to get the ball off in training due to his technical ability

Paul Pogba has “everything to be the best midfielder in the world”, according to Manchester United team-mate Luke Shaw.

The ability possessed by a France international has never been in doubt, but the 27-year-old has struggled to showcase that talent on a consistent basis down the years.

Accusations of underperforming and lacking the required commitment to the cause have been levelled at Pogba on a regular basis since he returned to Old Trafford in 2016.

He has become a World Cup winner in that time, but the Red Devils are yet to see a mercurial midfielder become the talismanic presence they hoped he would be.

Shaw feels that potential can still be unlocked, with Pogba proving on the training ground that he is capable of being a key man for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and one of the finest performers on the planet.

Asked by MUTV to pick out the colleagues he fears most in training, England international left-back Shaw said: “I wouldn’t say ‘fear’ is the right word because I enjoy playing against the likes of Rashy (Marcus Rashford) and [Anthony] Martial because they’re tricky, high-quality players and I like that challenge of facing them.

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