Paul Pogba: Cristiano Ronaldo is the best striker in history

accreditation

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba labelled Cristiano Ronaldo the best striker in history after his hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Red Devils got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-2 victory at Old Trafford thanks to Ronaldo's treble.

The Portuguese star also became the all-time leading scorer in professional football with 807 goals and Pogba was not short of praise for his teammate.

"We hurt them at the right times and Ronaldo did what he does best," Pogba told BBC Sport after the game.

Read: Rangnick responds to 'CR7 unhappy' claims

"He has never been a problem. You have the best striker in history in our team, he cannot be a problem. Today the performance from him and all the team was very brilliant."

There were reports claiming that Ronaldo was unhappy after the Manchester derby last weekend, but Pogba claims he proved his worth on Saturday night.

“Everybody knows Cristiano – there’s no need to talk about him. That’s what he does. He didn’t play in the last game, but he comes back and scores three goals. Everybody’s happy," he added.

Here are the highest-paid players in the Premier League this season: