Pogba reveals motivational team-talk he gave before World Cup final

Paul Pogba was a key performer as Les Bleus were crowned world champions after seeing off Croatia 4-2 in Moscow

Paul Pogba told his France teammates they were on the brink of "entering the history books for life" in a pre-match speech before Les Blues' World Cup final triumph over Croatia.

The Frenchman played one of the best games of his life in Sunday's final, scoring France's third goal in their awesome 4-2 victory over a valiant Croatian side. He's had a huge price tag on his name and he had a tough season last season, in terms of being called out by the media and people in the game.

Even if pundits decide to keep nitpicking at one of the most talented players in the world, they'll never be able to take away this World Cup victory from him.

Pogba has scored 15 times in 88 games in all competitions since his return to Manchester United from Juventus in an £89m deal.

Despite all of the criticism he has faced since joining United, the player will be heading back to Manchester as a World Cup victor with little to prove.

The former united defender also lauded Pogba's mesmeric pass in the second half, before he raced through the middle of the park to net his left-footed strike.

"At United he's not receiving a ball off a player like [Andrea] Pirlo, the balls aren't getting to him quick enough in the right areas".

"And this is the manager's job to figure it out", he said.