The midfielder admitted Manchester United’s rivals are far and away the best team in England.
Paul Pogba declared that Liverpool are “ahead of everybody else in the Premier League”, but the Manchester United midfielder doesn’t need their rivals to lift a long-awaited national title.
Liverpool are well on their way to claiming the Premier League title, with the Reds 22 points before second-place Manchester City after Monday’s 3-2 victory over West Ham.
The Reds currently stay unbeaten in the Premier League, with Manchester United the only group to take off any points last year’s Champions League winners.
Pogba is quick to recognise Liverpool’s dominance, admitting that the Reds are far and away the best the Premier League offers.
However, the French midfielder is not pleased to see the Reds emerge as the league’s dominant force.
“They’re so way ahead of everybody else,” Pogba told ESPN.
“They haven’t lost a single game yet this year in the league. They already have one hand on the Premier League trophy.
“As a Manchester United player and with the competition between us, we do not need them to win the title. We do not want anyone else to acquire besides us, but as a soccer lover and a respectful participant to the opposition group, I need to mention that they deserve to be where they are now.
“They’ve been even better than last season when they won the Champions League and the season before when they [lost the final to Real Madrid].”
Pogba and Manchester United haven’t been awe-inspiring as Liverpool this year, with the World Cup winner overlooking a huge chunk of the Red Devils’ season because of injury.
The midfielder has played only seven Premier League games and one Carabao Cup game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this year, and has failed to find the back of the net this effort.
Solskjaer recently confessed that Pogba is”not anywhere near ready” to return to training as speculation within the midfielder’s long-term future intensifies.
Pogba has been connected with an Old Trafford passing all season, with a current gap between Solskjaer and agent Mino Raiola furthering those rumours.
The club are anticipating Pogba to depart this summer, though there’s hope that the midfielder signs a new deal at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils now sit fifth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-place Chelsea, and will confront Club Brugge on Thursday in the second leg of the Europa League tie.