Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon thinks Paul Pogba can become the best player in the world at Manchester United. The 23-year-old Frenchman recently made a record-breaking return to Old Trafford and his ex-teammate has compared him to former World Footballer of the Year Zinedine Zidane.

Buffon and Pogba played together in a Serie A-winning team at Juventus - and Buffon has nothing but praise for the dynamic midfielder.

Asked about the newly-recruited Manchester United star's chances of one day winning the Ballon D'Or, Buffon said, according to Sky Sports: "With luck it is possible. The kid is a tremendous warrior on the pitch but also has so much talent.

"His control of the ball and the way he can swiftly change the play from defence to attack is special - and for us it hurts to lose him."

Buffon then compared Pogba to two of France's greatest-ever players. "It's not easy to compare him to greats of the past, but he has many details of the games of both Platini and Zidane," he said of United's record signing.

Pogba won four Serie A titles with Juventus, and Buffon has backed him to win even more silverware at United, where he will work under Jose Mourinho. "I have no doubts that Paul will be a success in the Premier League," Buffon explained.

"It may take some time to adapt but I'm certain he will do it, especially as he knows the club well, which is important. The important thing is that his attitude is excellent on the pitch and in training. The thing we will miss most now he has gone is his closeness with everyone in the team."