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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba picked up his UEFA Europe League Player of the Season award at the end of last week in Monaco.
The Manchester United midfielder beat teammates Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the prize after some impressive performances during the Reds’ triumphant Europa League campaign last term, MUTV reported.
Pogba opened the scoring in the final against Ajax and dedicated the goal and award to his late father and thanked the fans for their unequivocal support.
“To win this award and score that goal in the final was a huge thing for me personally. I’m really honoured,” the 24-year-old said.
“I want to give it to the memory of my Dad and I’m very happy and proud to win it. All the time I thank the fans that we have all over the world as without them we wouldn’t be here and we want to make them as happy as they make us in every game. Hopefully we can do that this season.”
The award was made alongside the UEFA Group Stage League Cup draw in the Principality, underlying the venue as a focal point for European soccer.
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