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Paul Pogba needs no introduction to Manchester United fans, having learned his trade at the club before blossoming into a world-class midfielder at Juventus.

The Frenchman, born in Lagny-sur-Marne on the outskirts of Paris, started to attract attention as a schoolboy with Le Havre, before United eventually won the race for his signature. He went on to become a key member of the Under-18s team, and was a driving force in the FA Youth Cup-winning side of 2011. However, hungry to increase his first-team opportunities, Pogba decided to accept an offer to join Italian giants Juventus at the end of that season. Signing a four-year deal with his new club, the then 19-year-old impressed in his first season in Serie A, helping the Bianconeri win the title. His efforts also won him the Golden Boy award in 2013 for the best under-21 player in Europe, the under-20 World Cup with France and the Golden Ball for the tournament’s star player. Pogba went on to win the 2014 World Cup’s best young player award, while his success continued domestically as well, and come the end of the 2015/16 campaign he had claimed his fourth successive Scudetto triumph and appeared in his first Champions League final. After his impressive displays at the 2016 European Championships, Jose Mourinho opted to bring Pogba back to Manchester for a then world-record fee in the summer of 2016. The midfield maestro enjoyed a fine opening season back at Old Trafford, as his imperious energy and supreme confidence on the ball helped his side to win the League Cup and the Europa League. Pogba began the 2017/18 Premier League season in irrepressible form, contributing to four goals in as many games as United stormed to the top of the table, but his momentum was curtailed after sustaining a thigh injury during our 3-0 Champions League win over Basel. The Frenchman's magnum opus for the season came during April’s comeback win over Manchester City, as the midfielder struck twice on our way to a 3-2 win after being 2-0 goals down. Renowned for his incredible fitness, his sublime passing range and his keen eye for goal, Pogba will only improve as time goes on and, as each game goes by, reinforce his reputation as one of the standout players on the planet.

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  • Position

    Midfielder

  • Country

    France

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • United debut

    v Leeds (A)

I want to be the midfielder who can do everything, and at the highest levels: shoot, dribble, score, defend.

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Jose on Pogba's brilliant World Cup Article

The boss believes Paul's superb performances in Russia will only help his development.

Paul Pogba holding the World Cup trophy.

Pogba - Seven key World Cup stats Article

Paul has etched his name into the history books of football, in more ways than one.

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The Academy graduate also became the first United player to score in a World Cup final, and the first Premier League player since Emmanuel Petit in 1998.

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Our no.6 completed 245 of his 296 passes - including that wonder ball to Kylian Mbappe ahead of his goal in the final.

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Paul is now the fourth United player to win the World Cup while at Old Trafford, after Bobby Charlton, Nobby Stiles and John Connelly.

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Pogba started six of France's seven World Cup matches - he was rested against Denmark - and tallied up 539 minutes of action.

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Paul ran 58.2 kilometres throughout the tournament and 19.8km of that was in possession of the ball.

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Pogba's goal against Croatia was the first scored from outside the box in a World Cup final since Italy’s Marco Tardelli against West Germany in 1982.

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Pogba now has 10 goals in 60 France appearances, meaning he averages a goal every six games.

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