Ibrahimovic praises Pogba after World Cup final display

The much-maligned Paul Pogba was influential in France's World Cup win, leading Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stand up for his old teammate.

Paul Pogba kisses the World Cup trophy   -  Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was full of praise for Paul Pogba's performance for France in Sunday's World Cup final. Midfielder Pogba scored a fine second-half goal as Les Bleus defeated Croatia 4-2 in Moscow to clinch its second title.

And, after a season in which Pogba's displays for Manchester United were often scrutinised, Ibrahimovic was quick to highlight his former Old Trafford team-mate's display.

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Pogba and Ibrahimovic were both signed by United boss Jose Mourinho prior to the 2016-17 season, though the former Sweden international left for LA Galaxy in March.

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