What a World Cup Paul Pogba has had for France on their route to being crowned champions.
The Manchester United midfielder had impressed in the lead up to the final, and then scored France’s third goal against Croatia in their 4-2 victory.
The midfielder has had a turbulent season, with many pundits slamming Pogba for his off-the-field antics.
Roy Keane has been among those, stating in February that he needs to start translating his off-the-field energy to the football pitch.
But Pogba definitely silenced the critics with his performance in the final.
And when speaking about Pogba dancing after the game on ITV, Keane managed to make the whole panel crack up with laughter.
The Irishman explained how Pogba can now do ‘whatever the hell he wants’ after being crowned a world champion.
Quality from Keane. His comments left Gary Neville, Ian Wright and Lee Dixon cracking up on the ITV panel.
He has provided some top quality entertainment with this summer and he was on top form again in his analysis of the final.
Pogba’s performance had fans all over the world raving, and joining in on the plaudits was former Manchester United player, Rio Ferdinand.
Ferdinand also explained why Pogba has had a bigger impact with France than he has done for Man United this season.
“Pogba was immense, especially in the second half, with the pressure on his shoulders and the huge price tag above him, he has to come to the fore and he did,” Ferdinand told the BBC, per the Metro.
“He’s had a tough season in terms of the media and people within the game, but for this World Cup he was responsible, and he stood up to a lot of hard tests.
“It’s down to Jose now to unlock the Pogba we saw at this World Cup. He was the talisman of this team.
“When he played at Juventus he was affecting games, maybe United aren’t getting the ball to him in the right areas.
“At United he’s not receiving a ball off a player like [Andrea] Pirlo, the balls aren’t getting to him quick enough in the right areas.
“He maybe isn’t being put in the right positions at the start of the game. And this is the manager’s job to figure it out.”
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