However, Dunphy isn't buying into the hype surrounding Pogba, claiming the midfielder doesn't vastly improve United, who trail Manchester City by eight points in the Premier League. I can talk of what Paul brings - big quality.
The 36-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the win over Newcastle, replacing Anthony Martial.
"I think at United right now we have a fantastic squad", he added.
With a goal and an assist in a 4-1 comeback win, Pogba was the man of the match and his overall display helped United find a level they have struggled to reach during his two-month absence.More news: Kevin Spacey investigated by United Kingdom police over second sexual assault allegation
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He'd have been particularly useful during Lukaku's recent seven-game spell without a goal, but the 24-year-old has now scored four goals in his last three games for club and country, and with Paul Pogba also back from injury, he's likely to have a lot more service than he enjoyed in October.
The enigmatic Swede has, however, been brought back into the fold after recovering from a serious knee injury and 1999 treble victor Cole - who operated alongside the likes of Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time with United - believes added competition will prove to be a help rather than a hindrance.
Despite his injury, Zlatan looked very good on his return and will want to command regular first team football. I think there is a possibility for winning everything.
His then world-record £89.3 million ($118.2 million, 100.6 million euros) transfer from Juventus past year created huge expectations and although his first season was successful, there were few fireworks. "We believe we can do it". I don't think Pogba makes a great deal of difference and we will see when they play the good teams. I train hard. I sacrificed a lot. In that moment, I just wanted to go out, smell the grass and just give back, play my game, touch the ball as much as possible, feel free to play, doing things I did before my injury, because I have not been able to do these things whilst I was injured.