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Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba biography
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Paul Pogba biography

Paul Pogba (March 15, 1993) footballer, Manchester United Football Club midfielder. He was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, Seine and Marne, France. Although their parents are Guineans. In his family, soccer has been very important. Therefore, his brothers are also footballers, one plays at Saint-Étienne, while Mathías plays at Sparta Rotterdam, and also at the Guinea soccer team. Paul Pogba started training this discipline at age six, joined the US Roissy-en-Brie, after playing for several years in this team he joined the US Torcy, his leadership on the field earned him the captain’s bracelet in the category sub-13.

After a season he was sent to the professional club Le Havre. In his second season at the club, he returned to be captain of the U-16 team for the final phase of the league championship. The eleventh got a good result being behind Racing Club de Lens. The figure of Pogba became very popular internationally in the minor categories for its speed and sagacity. His good performance made the most important signatories embrace the idea of ​​contacting him. That was how, after a while, Arsenal and Juventus of Turin became interested in the player.

But, finally, he was signed by Manchester United to play in his quarry in 2009. This situation led to a legal dispute between the previous team and the English club for its way of taking the player, but Manchester was not affected because There was some contract signed by the player with the French club. Unfortunately, Pogba was banned for six months without being able to play with the French under-16 team. On September 20, 2011, he played with the Academy of the Manchester United, debuted with the first team in the Cup of England against Leeds United.

His contract with Manchester ended, so quickly and without much thought, the team of Juventus of Turin took his services on August 3, 2012. Almost a month later made his first appearance in Serie A, facing Chievo. He scored his first goal in the Italian club against Napoli. During a game of the 2013 season, Pogba was sent off for responding to physical aggression from an opponent, Pogba responded with a spit. In this same season, the team won a title in Serie A, the first of Pogba. In the following season, they won the Italian Super Cup and in the 2014/15 Italian Cup.

Actually, this player of African descent was at his best. He was awarded the Golden Boy 2013 and the Bravo Prize in 2014, was the best under-21 player in European competitions. The following year they played the final of the Champions League against the F.C. Barcelona, ​​were defeated with a score of 3-1 at the Berlin Olympics. His momentum continued to boom, so on November 24, 2015, he was elected to the UEFA Team of the Year. Unlike his brother, Paul, he has not played for Guinea, but for France in all the lower categories. He won the 2013 U-20 Soccer World Cup and was recognized as the best in the tournament.

After several years of waiting and working, he was called to the French national team, debuting on March 22, 2013, against Georgia. His first World Cup appearance came in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, being voted the best young player in the tournament. However, on August 7, 2016, Manchester United made official again the incorporation of Paul Pogba, who returned to the ‘Red Devils’ after four seasons at Juventus. The British club paid the clause for 120 million euros. This placed him as one of the most expensive signings in history.

He debuted on August 19 in his club’s 2-0 victory against Southampton in the Premier League. On September 24 he made his first score in the 4 to 1 victory over Leicester City. On October 20 he had to speak in the specialized press with his first double; I would do it in the 4 to 1 victory against Fenerbahçe for the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League. In the following season he also converted two goals that were key to overcome a 2-0 to a 3-2 as visitors in the derby with Manchester City, was definitely one of the figures of the game.

Unfortunately, in recent months Pogba’s soccer level has dropped markedly. For this reason, who was one of the promises of football and was close to disputing the future a Golden Ball to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, is no longer an important part of the tactical plans of José Mourinho and the club that made him a star is not interested in its continuation. There are rumors of the interest of Paris Saint-Germain, the club that will do the impossible to hire other figures that suit the game of Brazilian Neymar. Another rumor is that Barcelona may be interested in Pogba.

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