It was as disciplined a display as one could get from a naturally attacking player like Paul; as the 25-year old put in a fine shift and France, under Deschamps, as a whole collectively defended the 1-0 lead against Belgium for nearly the entirety of second half, managing just 36% possession - in a sacrifice that paid off. He is young. He won the World Cup, he was in the Champions League final, the Europa League final, the European final - and he won many titles at Juventus.
"I hope that he understands why he was very good", Mourinho said.
The player has not been consistent at Old Trafford, while earlier reports claimed that the midfielder and Mourinho clashed in the dressing room. During the period both players were on screen, Matuidi is heard telling Pogba to come back to Juventus. "At the World Cup, he's been responsible, he's stood up to a lot of hard tests and he was one of the talismen of this team". "After the World Cup, I sent a different message than to the other guys, because he won the competition".
The 25-year-old was a key performer as Les Bleus were crowned world champions after seeing off Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.
'I played with him for two years and people like to give their opinion, which they have the right to do, ' Ibrahimovic said.More news: Trump Says Putin ‘Probably’ A ‘Ruthless Person’
"I think about 1998, when I watched a cassette tape of the World Cup with my father at home, on repeat", Pogba told BeIN Sports. "They needed to focus on the job for their national team".
"They judge but I think the result speaks for itself".
Mourinho will also have to make do without new signing, Diogo Dalot, who will miss the start of the Premier League season due to a knee injury.