Manchestr United's Paul Pogba labeled a 'show off' by Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure

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Watford have enjoyed a perfect start to the 2018/19 Premier League season with Doucouré one of their stand out performers under manager Javi Garcia.

And as they prepare to face a beleaguered United at Vicarage Road, the Frenchmen recalls playing alongside the Red Devils superstar - who's come under the spotlight for his eccentric personal life.

"I played with him since the under-16s," the Frenchman who represented his country at every level up to under-21s told reporters.

"Physically even then he was the same like today because he was in advance of everyone. He was the same person as he is now. He liked to show off a little bit but he’s a very nice guy.

"He was always very natural but of course he's a superstar now. But he's always the same. He liked to laugh, to talk," he added.

"He has a big personality. He had the [confidence] because he was good on the pitch as well. To show off, it's good sometimes."