Vieira’s former Arsenal team-mate and fellow France legend Thierry Henry went one step further in his description of ‘Pog Almighty’.
“Forget about France, I think he can be one of the best midfielders in history,” said Henr this week. “He has the quality to do that.”
United, of course, have already Pogba slip through their fingers once.
He was at Old Trafford as a youngster but left for Juventus at 19 claiming he wanted more game time, although Sir Alex Ferguson hinted it was more about money.
Shattering the world record to re-sign him is certainly a high price to pay, if they can fend off Real Madrid’s attempts to lure him to Spain instead.
He shown maturity off the pitch as well as on it, buying into the France collective that has seen the team unite in a way England never did at the tournament.
Despite being their midfield star he was dropped for the second group game – well the first half at least – after struggling to shine in their opening win against Switzerland.
“Our team is mature,” he said after a 2-0 win over world champions Germany sent them into the final.
“We are a family, we are welded together, you can see that on the pitch. One does not play a final, one wins it.”
While Pogba looks to be heading to Old Trafford tomorrow’s Paris showdown will also be a momentous occasion for former United star Patrice Evra, who currently plays with Pogba for club and country.