Story updated 25/05/2010
Three of Pogba's club colleagues helped England to claim top spot in Group B. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and striker Will Keane - United's Young Player of the Year - started in the wins over Greece and Czech Republic; the pair were then on the bench as a changed line-up including Reds defender Tom Thorpe overcame Turkey 2-1 in the last group game.
Meanwhile, Pogba has featured in every game for France at the tournament so far and scored the winner in Les Bleus' crucial 1-0 victory over Portugal. In a post-match interview, the highly-rated midfielder told UEFA.com how much he's enjoyed life at United since his arrival last October from French club Le Havre.
“It’s a real experience,” he said. “I didn't know the language, it's not the same style of game – it’s more physical.”
Of his contact with United’s first-team stars, Pogba said: “Sometimes I can see them, speak to them, joke, play table tennis… I am very close to them. Gabriel Obertan, because he's French, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand, I can speak with him. He says, ‘Good luck, just work hard’. And you have to if you want to be a good player.
“Sometimes they come and watch the games and try to help me. That's good, as they have a lot of experience. I listen to them and try to learn quickly.”
U-17 semi-finals: England v France (16:00), Spain v Turkey (20:00) on Thursday 27 May.