Paul Pogba praises Patrice Evra’s influence ahead of World Cup Final with France

by Alex Turk

Paul Pogba has revealed that he sees Manchester United great Patrice Evra as “an example” as he prepares to represent France in a World Cup Final on Sunday.

Pogba has been ever-present in Didier Deschamps’ side throughout the 2018 campaign in Russia and will once again play a big role as Les Bleus lock horns with Croatia in Moscow.

The 25-year-old’s tournament has been described as make or break, but he’s regularly impressed for France and has subsequently not had to take anywhere near as much criticism as he does when playing for Man United.

He has publicly mentioned who he looks up to in the past but he mentioned a new name this week, United fan favourite and club great Evra.

Speaking to the media ahead of quite possibly the biggest game in his illustrious career so far, Pogba revealed: ”Uncle Pat has always been an example in leadership. He is a born leader. I follow the advice he gave me.”

Evra, now 37, achieved 81 caps for the national team and was playing a prominent role at United when Pogba shot through the ranks before leaving for Juventus in 2012.

Pogba is expected to link up with the United squad in the later stages of the pre-season tour of the USA after a well-deserved holiday. Let’s hope he’ll return to Manchester as a World Cup winner.

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