Pogba named Europa League Player of the Season

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The France international scored the opening goal in the final as the Red Devils lifted the title in his first season back at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba has won the Europa League Player of the Season award after his starring role in Manchester United's success.

The 24-year-old started every game in Europe's secondary club tournament last season as Jose Mourinho's side lifted the crown.

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Pogba capped off his first year back at United since his €105 million move from Juventus with the opening goal in the final as the Red Devils beat Ajax 2-0.

It was the midfielder's third of the campaign, having previously scored twice against Fenerbahce, while he registered one assist and created 22 chances, according to Opta.

And the former Juventus star was rewarded for his impressive displays when he was given the inaugural award for the player of the year in the competition.

"To be the first one to win the best player, hopefully this season will be as good as last season," he said.

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"Thank you so much."

After shining in the Europa League, Pogba and his team-mates will compete in the Champions League this term, having been drawn alongside Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow.

Pogba has started the new domestic season in good form, having found the net in each of United's first two Premier League games of the season.

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