Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba put his finger to his lips following recent criticism as he unveiled a pair of commemorative white boots to mark France’s World Cup win.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer due to his rocky relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho and has faced stinging criticism from former midfielder Paul Scholes.
Scholes’ comments were criticised on social media by Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, but the Frenchman remains at Old Trafford and has been captain of the side in their opening two matches.
Pogba was outstanding for France in the summer as he produced a number of dominant performances to get them to the World Cup final – no surprise then he wants to mark the country’s second triumph with some footwear.
Switching attentions back to his club, United head into Monday night’s match against Tottenham on the back of defeat away to Brighton where Pogba came under criticism.
However as question marks remain as to the state of his relationship with Mourinho and his happiness at the club, it appeared not to be wearing him down as he laughed and joked revealing the new boots.
Featuring trademark Adidas stripes – in red, white and blue to represent the French colours – the boots appear a throwback compared to the various extravagant designs worn by Premier League stars.
With club captain Antonio Valencia not yet set to return to the side at right back, Pogba is again expected to deputise as captain in a game that Mourinho has to win following the Brighton defeat.