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Pogba named Europa League Player of the Season

Europa League By: Ambrose Udeme | 25/08/2017

Pogba named Europ League Player of the Season

Paul Pogba has been named player of the season for the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League campaign following his contributions in steering Manchester United to success in the competition.

This is the first time UEFA has given an award for the best player in the competition, though an official Squad of the Season, in which Pogba, Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimović all featured, was revealed at the end of the last campaign.

A high-profile signing from Juventus in summer 2016, the attacking midfielder scored three goals in 15 UEFA Europa League games, including the opener in the 2-0 final success against Ajax which enabled United to complete a full set of major UEFA club trophies.

One of the stars of José Mourinho's first season as manager at Old Trafford, the 24-year-old Pogba was a regular in the Premier League and also helped United to win the English League Cup.