Thierry Henry gives his view on Paul Pogba's transfer, best position

France's Paul Pogba

With Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United finally done, Thierry Henry has been talking about the midfielder and what he will bring to United.

France's Paul Pogba in action

France's Paul Pogba in action

The transfer of the summer has finally been completed. The price tag for Paul Pogba has eclipsed the previous record paid by Real Madrid for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale in 2013.

Now that the deal is finally confirmed, Manchester United fans can at last look forward to the start of the Premier League season with the Frenchman in their midfield.

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry echoed this excitement in an interview with Sky Sports. He said: "I'm just waiting to see what he will do and how he will play”.

Henry continued by discussing Pogba’s best position being further forward rather than being shackled in deeper midfield.

Henry said: “The way I would like to see him play is in a more advanced position…when he plays in a higher position he can be more efficient, he has tonnes of skills, he can score goals. I think he will help Manchester United in that position, I don't think it's a good thing if they play him as only a midfielder”.

France's Paul Pogba shoots overFrance's Paul Pogba shoots over

His role as a deeper midfielder for France in Euro 2016 meant that he was often forced to remain in a deeper role, unable to add his weight to attacks because he was needed to shield his back four. Perhaps Jose Mourinho will elect to use Pogba in a more advanced role for Manchester United.

Henry was skeptical about the amount that United paid for the Frenchman though which reportedly stands at £89 million, according to Sky Sports.

Thierry Henry with Premier League trophy                                                        Thierry Henry with Premier League trophy

The former French striker said: “Is it worth it or not? I don't know. If you compare to the other eras then you can say 'wow that's crazy', and it is crazy. But that is the amount of money you need to pay if you want the likes of Paul Pogba, so you have to pay”.

It is clear that while he is of course excited about Pogba and his potential, Henry feels that the fee is still staggering. In days gone by, £89 million would have bought an entire team of talented players.

Huge price-tags often weigh heavily on the minds of players and can have a negative effect on their game. It will be incredibly interesting to see whether or not Paul Pogba can take this move in his powerful stride.

France's Paul Pogba in actionFrance's Paul Pogba in action

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