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. 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.
Remi Bass, a 29-year-old from Marseilles, raised his France scarf over his head in victory. I had the huge pleasure and vast privilege to live through this as a player 20 years ago, and it was in France, so of course it will be marked in my memory forever.
Manchester Evening News report that the Cityzens are "furious" with Napoli having believed that the two clubs had a deal regarding the Italian midfielder for £44m. He was succeeded in May by Carlo Ancelotti - himself a former Chelsea manager. He will be tasked with returning Chelsea to Europe's top club competition after they finished fifth in the Premier League - outside the Champions League qualification places for the second time in three seasons.
Croatian team had previously come third in the 1998 World Cup, which is the same year when France won their first world cup. "I am immensely proud by the way the players have played and we can see by the reaction of the supporters, they felt the same".
I was not as attractive as a player but I still won titles. But certainly it had been a virtuoso performance by a player of undoubted talent who finally answered his doubters on the game's biggest stage. "He did the lion's share of the work in our play and deserved the Golden Ball although we did not win". "It gave even more strength to my squad". It was not to be but world-class midfielder Luka Modric has illuminated this World Cup, while the energy, commitment and threat of Perisic ...
We want to help to be well, fine with us. With all the players I want to give them confidence, to give them a chance every day in their work. It is anticipated that Ozil will be available for Arsenal's pre-season fixtures against Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in Singapore later this month.