After helping his side win the UEFA Europa League in Stockholm on Wednesday, Manchester United star Paul Pogba has now stated that he would be happy if his former club Juventus come out victorious against Real Madrid in the Champions League final next week.
The Frenchman’s deflected strike in the 18th minute gave United an early lead against Ajax in the Europa League final, before Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s close-range effort sealed the win for the Red Devils.
The Europa league became the club’s third piece of silverware this season, after the Community Shield and EFL Cup.
In the post-match interview, Pogba was delighted with the victory, and hit back at the critics by stating: “We did it. we are very proud. Nobody can talk. They said the start was important and after the goals we controlled the game. It was a great performance from everybody in the team.”
The star midfielder dedicated the win over Ajax to Manchester and the people who died, by adding: “We know think like this are very sad, all over the world. We had to focus it was very important. We won for Manchester, we worked for them for the country. We play for England, for Manchester and for the people who died.”
“If Juventus win the Champions League, I am very happy, very happy,” he told Sky Italia (via Goal). “Then we would be in the super cup against them? True. But I can say good luck to my former teammates.”
After scoring the opener for Manchester United, Pogba emotionally pointed to the heavens as a tribute to the victims of Manchester terror attack, and his late father Fassou Antoine, who passed away earlier this month after a long-term illness.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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