Transfer: Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United for Juventus

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While his talent has never been in question, Mourinho often publically criticised the Les Blues superstar for his decision making and influence with the Red Devils.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was full of praise for Paul Pogba's performance for France in Sunday's World Cup final.

As quoted by the Mail Online, the Irishman said: "I don't mind Pogba dancing now, he's entitled to have a dance now he's won the World Cup. I sent a nice message before the World Cup and during it, I did not disturb anyone", he told the Manchester United website. "It's not good for him, for me, for the team, for the (International Champions) cup".

Jose Mourinho has issued a challenge to Paul Pogba to recreate his World Cup form for Manchester United next season.

"I hope that he understands why he was very good", Mourinho said.

After a falling out with manager Jose Mourinho that looks like it is beyond fix, Pogba was initially believed to have been offered to Spanish side Barcelona, who are in need of midfield replacements after the departure of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho. "In the final, he was absolutely brilliant". "It's about his performance level and contribution to a winning team".

The 25-year-old's decisive blow, which put his team up by two goals and effectively ended the decider as a contest, was much needed after an underwhelming Premier League campaign at Manchester United.

Pogba's prospective new midfield partner Fred will join up with United's squad in the U.S. next week, while fellow new recruit Diogo Dalot is out until September with a knee problem.

Forward Alexis Sanchez has missed the start of the tour as he has been unable to get a visa.

The LA Galaxy striker told reporters of Pogba's flawless response to those who continue to write him off: "I played with him for two years and people like to give their opinion, which they have the right to do".