Swede icon praises Pogba after World Cup final display

Sherman Parsons
July 19, 2018

Pogba is one of several World Cup stars absent from United's tour of the U.S., which kicks off in the early hours of Friday morning against Club America in Phoenix.

"So many players didn't have the opportunity to win and help their team enough".

"I hope that he understands why he was so good".

Paul Pogba gave a passionate team talk before France's World Cup round-of-16 win over Argentina, telling teammates "Messi or no Messi, we don't give a s--".

But the 25-year-old has proved is quality on the biggest stage of them after guiding France to World Cup glory.

Mourinho said the 25-year-old was "absolutely brilliant" in Les Bleus' final three matches in Russian Federation.

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However, after his World Cup performances, Keane has welcomed Pogba's flamboyant lifestyle, believing the midfielder can now do what he likes, providing he can replicate his global form at club level.

Mourinho confirmed that new signing Fred will link up with the squad in the US next week but fellow new boy Diogo Dalot won't be available until September while he recovers from a knee injury suffered at the end of last season.

The player has not been consistent at Old Trafford, while earlier reports claimed that the midfielder and Mourinho clashed in the dressing room.

While the star midfielder dabbed with French president Emmanuel Macron and even had a light-hearted dig at England fans, singing "Football's Coming Home", it was his touching tribute to his late father that will be perhaps be remembered most. He's not going to be there on the pitch, but it will be as if he was there with us. "I think he's indisciplined, I think that's the kindest thing I can say about him".

Ibrahimovic said: "I played with him for two years and people like to give their opinion, which they have the right to do. I really don't know".

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