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Paul Pogba Was Given So Much Creative Freedom Against Bulgaria And He Ran The Show

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Paul Pogba Was Given So Much Creative Freedom Against Bulgaria And He Ran The Show

Paul Pogba played an instrumental part in France's 3-0 win against Bulgaria on Tuesday night - and fans believe he should be given such creative freedom at club level.

The 28-year-old midfielder flourished in attacking areas for Didier Deschamps' side, spraying passes to the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe throughout their final warm-up game ahead of this summer's European Championship.

Pogba, who has been accused of a lack of consistency for Manchester United in the past, was clearly given license to push forward and express himself while N'Golo Kante mopped up in defensive areas. Just check out his highlights below.

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Deschamps' decision to deploy Pogba in a more attacking role was a huge factor in France's victory as goals from Antoine Griezmann and a late brace from substitute Olivier Giroud sealed an important win ahead of their opener against Germany.

In recent months, the Manchester United midfielder has played in a wide left role, with Fred, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes playing more centrally, but his display against Bulgaria suggests he is far more effective in pockets behind a striker.

Pogba's sublime performance against Yasen Petrov's side at the Stade de France left plenty of United fans in awe, with many comparing his performances for club and country.

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Ahead of France's opener in Group F on Tuesday night, Pogba has warned his teammates not to get carried away as they go into the tournament as favourites.

"You can't see yourself as being too beautiful," he told TF1. "You shouldn't see yourself as beautiful at all. I don't want to get carried away too much because we've already been built up enough, I think.

"Of course it's scary for other teams, but it can also be scary for us too. It can put pressure on us because of the team we have, that we feel that we're guaranteed to win or even to always score three goals.

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"People are going to expect all of this. But that's not football. It's the ego that kills you.

"In this squad, there is none. There is not one person above another."

Topics: Paul Pogba, Football, France

Jack Kenmare
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