Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Paul Pogba proved his worth at the World Cup

Paul Pogba addresses his team-mates ahead of the World Cup Final against Croatia

The Manchester United midfielder was one of his side's best players at the World Cup, evening drawing praise from long-time detractors such as Graeme Souness.

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.

Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to a close on Sunday with 64 games played in 11 cities across the country.

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".

"He is young. He won the World Cup, he was in the Champions League final (with Juventus), the Europa League final (with United), the European (Championship) final (with France) - and he won many titles at Juventus. I think he would be very proud, this is for him".

The engraver has barely finished inscribing France's name on the World Cup trophy, the thumping headaches from the morning after the night before are yet to clear, and sheer euphoria of France winning a second World Cup has yet to sink in fully.

"I hope that he understands why he was so good".

Patrice Evra has hit out at Paul Pogba's critics, claiming they always talk "b******t" about him and that his compatriot deserves more respect than he receives, following France's World Cup win. "They needed to focus on the job for their national team".

It certainly got a reaction, with one Facebook user commenting: "I'm a United fan but Pogba can f*** off for that".

Mourinho confirmed that new signing Fred will link up with the squad in the USA next week but fellow new boy Diogo Dalot won't be available until September while he recovers from a knee injury suffered at the end of last season. "I'm not going to say something is coming".

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