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World Cup Final 2018: Manchester United, teenage kicks and own goals: Key stats as France beat Croatia

  • Some of the key stats and records from the 2018 World Cup final
Raghav Mehta
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:47 IST

#4 Paul Pogba represents the Red Devils

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Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba scored a vital third goal for Les Bleus, taking the wind out of Croatian sails and in doing so also became the first Manchester United player to score in a World Cup final.

The Frenchman had been in brilliant form throughout the World Cup and in the games leading up to the final. After calls for him to be dropped following poor form for club and country before the finals began in June, the goal will no doubt be a huge personal milestone for the towering midfielder and a goal that he will never forget.

It is only fitting that the player that was so often slammed by critics at Manchester United ultimately becomes the club's first ever World Cup final goalscorer. From here on, Pogba will surely be looking to take this purple patch into next season with United.

Published 16 Jul 2018, 21:41 IST
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