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Man Utd's Paul Pogba Scores A Stunning Free-Kick For France Against Russia

Man Utd's Paul Pogba Scores A Stunning Free-Kick For France Against Russia

Mourinho has no intention of letting Pogba leave despite reports of a bust up and even rumours claiming that United would be prepared to swap the 25-year-old for PSG's Marco Verratti.

The Manchester United midfielder's strike was sandwiched between two Kylian Mbappe efforts, which saw the PSG forward become the youngest Frenchman in history to score an worldwide brace.

Russian Federation pulled one back through Fedor Smolov, but Mbappe netted his second and France's third with seven minutes to go to make the result safe.

Granted, it was only a friendly but Didier Deschamp's side had to bounce back after throwing away a two-goal lead to lose to Colombia in Paris last week. But despite the presence of Pogba from kick-off, Les Bleus initially struggled to impose themselves.

The former Juventus superstar celebrated the goal by paying tribute to his late father, Fassou Antoine, who would have been 80 on the day of the match.

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Pogba has been benched by United during a testing period which has seen his contribution and best position called into question on a regular basis.

He nearly had a second just three minutes later, Lunev doing well to keep out Mbappe's strike from point-blank range after a cutback supplied by Martial, who also had two optimistic penalty appeals dismissed.

Pogba set up Mbappe's opener and then curled home a long-range free-kick.

Russian Federation pulled one back in the 68th minute, substitute Igor Smolnikov swinging in a brilliant low cross from the right flank that Smolov met at the back post to smash past Lloris.

France has remaining friendlies against the Republic of Ireland, Italy and the United States before opening World Cup play against Australia on June 16.


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