Paul Pogba is now a World Cup winner after helping France beat Croatia in the final on Sunday afternoon.
The 25-year-old netted France’s third goal on the hour-mark to put his national team 3-1 up. He will never score a more important goal for the rest of his career.
France ran out 4-2 winners and sealed the World Cup trophy for the second time in their history in the process, following their maiden triumph back in 1998.
For Pogba, becoming a world champion must have felt particularly sweet after all the criticism that he’s received following his return to Manchester United in the summer of 2016.
The French midfielder has flattered to deceive on occasions for the Red Devils, and football fans and pundits alike - namely Graeme Souness - have been heavily critical of him.
But it’s not just his performance which has sparked the criticism. The former Juventus star has also been blasted for his haircuts, goal celebrations and other silly stuff.
Stuff that doesn’t really matter but some people, for whatever reason, like to make a big deal about.
Pogba couldn't resist a dig at England in dressing room
Pogba will return to Old Trafford in a couple of weeks time feeling like a king.
And as Rio Ferdinand said after the World Cup final, it’s now down to Jose Mourinho to ensure Pogba is just as good for Man Utd this coming season.
Pogba, as you might image, was over the moon after winning the World Cup and even dabbed with the trophy out on the Luzhniki Stadium pitch.
In the dressing room afterwards, meanwhile, he couldn’t resist taking a cheeky dig at England fans who have spent the past few weeks saying “It’s coming home”.
The Frenchman uttered the catchphrase sarcastically twice in this video, uploaded to Instagram, before apologising and insisting he was only joking.
Watch the amusing video here...
Most England fans will surely see the funny side, although no doubt there will be others with a sense of humour deficit will have a problem with Pogba’s tongue-in-cheek dig.
But after all of the criticism that he’s received from English football fans over the past two years, who can blame him for having a pop?
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms