Monday 24 October 2016

Sky pundit's surprising view on Jordan Henderson v Paul Pogba has got a lot of people talking

Published 15/10/2016 | 12:09

Would you rather have Paul Pogba or Jordan Henderson in your team right now?

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The Frenchman became football's world record signing when Man United brought him back to Juventus last summer, and has struggled for the Red Devils at times this season, while Henderson has given a number of impressive performances in a resurgent Liverpool side.

Paul Merson has read a lot into those earlier season displays, with the Sky pundit claiming that he would take the Liverpool captain over Pogba if he had to choose today.

"Today, Jordan Henderson," Merson told Soccer Saturday.

"Over the next 10 years, I don't know - it probably should be Pogba considering how much money they spent. Henderson has been as good as anybody in the Premier League. Credit where credit is due, he's been outstanding. Pogba has been struggling."

Many fans took to Twitter to express their surprise at Merson's opinion given that Pogba is widely recognised as one of football's best midfielders.

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