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"For Paul, I think it's the first World Cup that he's gone to and to be a world champion can only be fantastic".

Paul Pogba played 539 minutes in 6 matches in the World Cup - predominantly as part of a midfield two alongside the equally prodigious N'Golo Kante - as his partner in crime.

Manchester United midfielder and French World Cup victor Paul Pogba seemingly has one foot out of England as the 25-year-old continues to be the subject of transfer rumors around Europe.

Pogba, though, is just one of the big-name players missing from United's U.S. tour and Mourinho admitted their absence meant it would be hard to start the Premier League season at full tilt.

"We're coming to win the f-- World Cup".

Pogba has struggled to produce consistent form for Manchester United since his move back to the club from Juventus in the summer of 2016.

Speaking about the fact that Didier Deschamps' side were among the youngest at the World Cup, Mourinho stated: "It's a young team".

Following France's win, a jubilant Pogba took to his personal Instagram page to share the inner sanctum of the French locker room with fans.

"I hope that he understands why he was so good. They needed to focus on the job for their national team", Mourinho responded when asked if he kept in touch with his players during the quadrennial showpiece.

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 he understands why he was very good".

'They judge but I think the result speaks for itself.

Mourinho will also have to make do without new signing, Diogo Dalot, who will miss the start of the Premier League season due to a knee injury.