July 4, 2014; Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL; Germany player Sami Khedira (left) battles for the ball with France player Paul Pogba during the quarterfinal match in the 2014 World Cup at Estadio Do Maracana. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Jose Mourinho (And FIFA) Select Paul Pogba As Young Player Of The World Cup

Jose Mourinho has been a pundit for Yahoo Sports this World Cup and he selected Paul Pogba as the young player of the tournament. FIFA did the same and it validated how high of an esteem Mourinho holds the youngster in. The 21-year old has burst on to the scene since making the move to Juventus from Manchester United and has many pundits proclaiming him as the future best midfielder in the world. Chelsea are reportedly chasing Pogba but Juventus has refused to sell despite the Blues reportedly offering £60 million for his services.


Paul Pogba beat out Netherlands’s Memphis Depay and fellow Frenchman Raphael Varane for the honor even though France bowed out of the tournament at the quarterfinal stage. Pogba scored one goal in the five World Cup matches he played but was consistently one of France’s best performers as he commanded the midfield like a seasoned veteran. Getting accolades at an international tournament is nothing new for Pogba as he led the France U20s to the U20 World Cup title in 2013. This World Cup was simply a small taste of his prodigious talents.

For Juventus, it seems that they must have to choose between selling Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba this summer due to the financial issues many of the clubs in Serie A are facing. If that is indeed the case then the easy choice would be to let Vidal go where he pleases. The Chilean is a fantastic world-class midfielder but he is a full six years older than Paul Pogba and the young Frenchman is full of limitless potential. The move for Paul Pogba may be a pipe dream for Chelsea fans but at least they can sleep well knowing that Manchester United and Alex Ferguson let him go for free.

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