The midfielder was in fine form for his country as he helped Les Bleus to win the World Cup for the first time since their triumph on home soil back in 1998.
Pogba played a major role in France's World Cup triumph in Russian Federation and despite a hard last season at Manchester United, the Frenchman is again being considered one of the superstars of world football.
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"For Paul to go to the World Cup and to be world champion can only be fantastic", Mourinho said, as reported by MEN.
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Pogba will now be given extra time off before linking up with his United team-mates.
Pogba has made 88 appearances with Manchester United since his return in 2016.
"It's a young team, apart from [Hugo] Lloris, they have more Euros and World Cups together".
"I think that's the point, about his performance level and his contribution to a winning team".
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First fight is early at 7 in the morning while the main event is expected to be beamed worldwide at 11 am Kuala Lumpur time. We were not pushing hard, we controlled our pace and ourselves.
On his day, he can lay claim to being the best midfielder on the planet, but those performances have been far too sporadic for Mourinho's liking and he even took the bold step of benching his star player last season.
He also scored a lovely third goal to move the game out of Croatia's reach, before France finally clinched their second World Cup with a 4-2 win.
"I don't mind Pogba dancing now", joked the iconic Roy Keane while speaking on ITV.
The 25-year-old's decisive blow, which put his team up by two goals and effectively ended the decider as a contest, was much needed after an underwhelming Premier League campaign at Manchester United.
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"But when you're playing with Matuidi and the likes of Kante I think you'd be embarrassed if you didn't put the same shift in as them". He is also set to miss the first game of the Premier League season against Leicester at Old Trafford on August 10.