Antoine Griezmann sends a message to Paul Pogba after his Netherlands goal

by Tanveer Arayan

France forward Antoine Griezmann insists he was happy for teammate Paul Pogba after he scored a decisive goal for Les Bleus during their 1-0 victory of the Netherlands in the World Cup qualifiers.

After joining Manchester United for a record fee over the summer, Pogba had struggled to find his form for club and country.

He was heavily criticised by supporters after becoming the world’s most expensive player, but silenced doubters with a long-range strike beating beat Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg on Monday night.

Speaking after the game, Griezmann hopes it will provide Pogba with a much-needed confidence boost.

“I’m happy for him,” he said.

“He played the same as against Bulgaria [a 4-1 win on Friday], except here it had a purpose. Tomorrow he will make all the newspapers. This will do him good.

“I hope he will have the support of journalists.”

Can we just bring him to Man United already? Their friendship has blossomed since the Euro 2016 campaign and it would be brilliant to see Griezmann link up with Martial and Pogba at Old Trafford.

Pogba’s goal will hopefully give him the confidence needed moving forward to find his form at Man United, after urging Mourinho to play him further forward in the midfield, it seems like he could have his eye on Rooney’s No.10 role.

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