Ibrahimovic: Pogba silenced his critics with World Cup displays

Paul Pogba has had to contend with criticism since returning to England.

France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates with the World Cup trophy after their Russia 2018 World Cup final match against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018. PHOTO | FRANCK FIFE |  AFP

IN SUMMARY

  • Although Pogba's imaginative passing and technical ability were frequently shown, he also provided evidence of a combative side which has rarely been associated with him during his time at Old Trafford.
  • And Ibrahimovic is adamant Pogba's performances and trophy successes prove his quality.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes his former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba silenced his doubters with his performances in France's successful World Cup campaign.

France beat Croatia 4-2 in Russia on Sunday to clinch their second World Cup title, with Didier Deschamps' men looking solid – if not spectacular – throughout their campaign.

Kylian Mbappe drew most of the plaudits for his thrilling displays, but Pogba was a key figure in midfield and really stepped up a level in the knockout phase.

Although Pogba's imaginative passing and technical ability were frequently shown, he also provided evidence of a combative side which has rarely been associated with him during his time at Old Trafford.

And Ibrahimovic is adamant Pogba's performances and trophy successes prove his quality.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes his former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba silenced his doubters with his performances in France's successful World Cup campaign.

France beat Croatia 4-2 in Russia on Sunday to clinch their second World Cup title, with Didier Deschamps' men looking solid – if not spectacular – throughout their campaign.

Kylian Mbappe drew most of the plaudits for his thrilling displays, but Pogba was a key figure in midfield and really stepped up a level in the knockout phase.

Although Pogba's imaginative passing and technical ability were frequently shown, he also provided evidence of a combative side which has rarely been associated with him during his time at Old Trafford.

And Ibrahimovic is adamant Pogba's performances and trophy successes prove his quality.

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