Thierry Henry believes Manchester United made a massive mistake by letting Paul Pogba leave the club in 2012 as he was ready to feature in the first team at that time.

The Frenchman moved to Juventus on a free transfer and has since been a revelation in world football and led his side to the finals of the Champions League, where they were comprehensively beaten by Barcelona. However, had he stayed at Old Trafford, Louis van Gaal would not have to break the bank for another midfielder and would have secured that position for years to come.

Pogba has featured regularly for the French national team and was also part of the team who travelled to Brazil for the World Cup. Henry revealed that he is a huge fan of his style and that he will be a major acquisition for any team who would be willing to pay the enormous fees which would be required to secure his services.

"He was ready to play at the time he left Manchester United. I don't know what happened there, he was ready for me at that time," Henry told Goal.

"I saw him play in a World Cup with the France youth team and you could see already that he had something different from the other players.

"It didn't work for him at United for various reasons but he showed character, he went to Juve and showed he could play. Now everybody wants him."

Henry went on to add that Pogba can emerge as one of the best midfielders in the history of the game in the years to come, but refused to comment on his destination for the summer. Chelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona have all been linked with the player, but no official confirmation has been received over a transfer.

"He is a special player and that's why every team wants him. He's going to stay at Juve? I don't know. But whoever gets him is going to get an amazing player," he continued.

"I was a bit upset for him because he couldn't perform the way he wanted to perform at the end of the season because he came back from an injury at the wrong time.

"For people to talk about him the way they talk about him right now, it's because he has something that young players his age don't have right now," Henry concluded.