While the Euro 2016 final in Paris between France and Portugal failed to live up to the spectacle many might have imagined, there were still a number of key talking points.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 25th minute injury inflicted by West Ham’s Dimitri Payet was one, ex-Swansea striker Eder’s thumping winner in extra-time was another, but Paul Pogba’s furious reaction to conceding the goal was also one of the most talked about moments.
The 23-year-old took out his frustration on arguably two of France’s brightest players, Moussa Sissoko and Andre-Pierre Gignac, shouting and pointing at the pair for presumably their missed chances earlier in the game.
Pogba so hyped in all his pride and overrated self, shouting at Sissoko and Gignac who were more useful than he was tonight. Fraud!
— Omo Jesu (@tosinadeda) July 10, 2016
— Dan Nolan (@DNolan19) July 11, 2016
Pogba, who famously left Manchester United for free in 2012, could be in line with a return to Old Trafford this summer, with various outlets reporting that a £100m deal for the powerful midfielder could be completed in the coming weeks.
After watching the tournament, Pogba for £100m is the biggest joke in football.
— Jake Moore (@JakeTalksSport) July 10, 2016
Pogba was poor last night but only because Deschamps absolutely Van Gaal’d it. I suspect if he moves he’ll never, ever live pricetag down.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) July 11, 2016
Pogba didn’t have a bad game. Did what was asked of him. But because he’s linked with big money move to Utd he was rubbish. State rival fans
— Mark (@Mark_Champ20ns) July 11, 2016
Pogba had a strange tournament. At times looked liked one of world’s best, at other times not so much. He’s 23, consistency expected soon.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) July 10, 2016
Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, who also represents new Manchester United signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has remained tight-lipped on a deal, questioning why his client would move away from Juventus with three years left on his contract.
“Several big clubs are keen on his services and we have all the time to listen,” said agent Mino Raiola, as quoted by the BBC.
“He has three years left at Juventus and they are asking him to renew. Why would they want to let him go?”
For now, Pogba’s return to Man Utd seems to be put on temporary hold, allowing us time to reflect on his Euro 2016 performance, many on Twitter think his displays have in no way warranted a £100m price-tag, while the Red Devils faithful have been quick to defend the 23-year old.