Cape Town - Rafael Benitez has said Paul Pogba needs to be more consistent before he can be compared to Steven Gerrard.
The former Liverpool boss was speaking after a Pogba-inspired Manchester United comfortably beat his Newcastle side 4-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Frenchman, returning from eight weeks out with a hamstring injury, scored one and set up another in the Red Devils’ win.
Still, Benitez said he believes that Pogba still has a way to go before he can be considered in the same class as the former Liverpool skipper.
"They're different," said Benitez. "Stevie was a top-class player for so many years.
"He was very consistent and could make the difference in every game, with or without the ball.
"He was a top-class player. Pogba is a great player, but he still has to be consistent for years like Stevie was for 10 or 15 years.
"Pogba is not my player, so I don't need to talk too much about him. He's a great player, like the majority of the Manchester United players."