Robert Pires believes Paul Pogba has no reason to leave Manchester United

Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes Paul Pogba has no reason to leave Manchester United in the summer after managing to turn around his fortunes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The France international was inconsistent with his performances during the first half of the season under ex-boss Jose Mourinho and there were instances where he was barely featuring off the bench.

However, his fortunes have reversed with the departure of the Portuguese and under interim boss Ole, he has probably enjoyed his best spell in the United shirt. Speaking to Bwin, Pires said that Pogba has always had the potential to become a world-class midfielder and he has eventually realised the same with Ole at the helm.
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FRANCE CAPTAIN SPEAKS ON EMPTINESS AFTER WORLDCUP WIN

Hugo Lloris was the first of his France team-mates to lay  his fingers on the most coveted trophy in world football, after their superb run at the football mundia.The return to normality was always going to present a unique challenge. The question ‘what is next’ presents itself.According to Hugo Lloris the  answer to the question is straightforward enough: you go home, and you celebrate the World Cup victory with your country. Though, it is not so easy Psychologically. Lloris who is known as a level-headed character, a goalkeeper who does not get carried away with the highs or too brought down by lows, but even he found himself flattened by the emotional side of winning football’s ultimate prize.

When speaking to the media he said after the World Cup, the next two or three days there is a lot of celebration, a lot of obligation, towards the country, towards the French Federation, towards the fans and afterwards there is a feeling of emptiness Mentally and physically because It’s a long tournament which demands a lot of energy and a lot of emotion.
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Angel di Maria fancies Kylian Mbappe to become future Ballon d’Or winner

Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria believes teammate Kylian Mbappe has the attributes to become a future winner of the Ballon d’Or. The Frenchman has made great strides over the past 30 months and he managed to build his reputation further after contributing four goals en route to Les Bleus’ World Cup glory.

Speaking to reporters, Di Maria described Mbappe as a ‘phenomenon’ and said that the 20-year-old has great potential to go on to win the Ballon d’Or crown, he said: “Kylian is a phenomenon. Since his exit from he has grown a lot as a player and produced an extraordinary World Cup. “If he continues like this, surrounded by team-mates with great potential, he will evolve further and will certainly win the Ballon d’Or.”
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France And FIFA Signed An Agreement On The Development Of African Football

The governing body of football, FIFA along with French Football Federation is known to have signed an agreement that is aimed to develop football in Francophone Africa.

Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president, and Noël Le Graët, the FFF boss hopes that the deal is going to contribute to the Forward Program of FIFA when it comes to technical support. This is the first agreement for FIFA. It is important and symbolic. Moreover, it is an example that others are going to follow as said by Infantino in Paris during the signing of the agreement.
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Mateo Guendouzi won’t switch international allegiance to Morocco

Arsenal midfielder Mateo Guendouzi has revealed that he has no plans of switching his international allegiance to Morocco after having featured for the youth teams with France. The 19-year-old has quickly adapted to the Premier League football since making the switch from Lorient over the summer and this recently witnessed him earn a call-up to the France under-21 squad.

Amidst this, there were rumours suggesting that Morocco could send their entourage to convince Guendouzi to switch his allegiance but the midfielder has insisted that does not remain a possibility, he told Canal +: “Since I was young, I’ve always played with the French teams. It’s a dream to play with the France senior team. And I’m hoping to get there, it’s a dream for me to make it happen.”
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Paul Pogba backs Alexis Sanchez to come good for Manchester United

France international Paul Pogba has backed Alexis Sanchez to come good for Manchester United during the course of the current campaign. The Chilean attacker joined the Red Devils from Arsenalduring the 2018 winter transfer window but he has since struggled to produce consistent performances with just three goals from 23 appearances.

As a result, the winger has received plenty of criticism from the United supporters regarding his showing on the playing field but Pogba has stressed that the 29-year-old should return to his old self sooner rather than later, he told Sky Sports News: “What you have to know about Alexis is he is a hard worker.
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Nabil Fekir refuses to rule out summer exit

Lyon captain Nabil Fekir has refused to rule out a summer exit amid the ongoing speculation regarding his future. The France international was heavily tipped to join Liverpool before the World Cup but the deal was scuppered at the final hurdle after the Reds had concerns regarding his injury record.

Since then, Chelsea have joined the race for his signature and Fekir has now admitted that he could part ways with Lyon during the summer, he said: “As you can see, I am in Lyon. I am very happy here, but the transfer window is still long and everything goes very quickly in football. We don’t know what will happen in the future but I am very happy at Lyon. I feel brilliant in this squad. We have very good players, a great atmosphere.”
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Deschamps proud of his team

French manager Didier Deschamps said that he is proud of his team after they have reached the final of the 2018 World Cup. He said that it was a tough game against Belgium and that the players needed to be at their best in order to win the game.

Didier Deschamps said that reaching the final is an important achievement for the French side as they are a young team with some inexperienced players. He said that they knew beforehand that it will be hard to play against Belgium and the players had to fight a lot to win the ball.
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Alexandre Lacazette Believes He Can Form A Partnership With Aubameyang

France international Alexandre Lacazette believes he can play alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Arsenal frontline despite initial doubts whether the pair can work together. Aubameyang arrived at the Emirates from Borussia Dortmund during the winter transfer window, and his arrival coincided with Lacazette’s demotion to the substitutes’ bench.

Shortly after, the Frenchman found himself on the sidelines with a knee swelling which required a surgery, but he has made a timely return for the final stages of the campaign. When asked whether he can play with Aubameyang in the same team, Lacazette said: “Yes, because he is different player. He loves the space and I’m a player who loves to get the ball to my feet. I think we can play together like on Sunday but the coach will decide and we need to respect the decision. But I like how Pierre plays and I think we can be good together. Auba is a nice guy and after the first penalty [against Stoke] he told me: ‘If there is another one I will give you the ball’. So it was nice from him.” more

Olivier Giroud Wants To Win The Premier League With Chelsea

France international Olivier Giroud has spoken about his ambition of winning the Premier League with Chelsea after failing to do during his five-and-a-half year stay with Arsenal. The 31-year-old came as a relatively unknown to England back in the summer of 2012, but he has since built up a reputation of being a handy goalscorer, having broken the 100-goal mark for the Gunners earlier this term.

Speaking to SFR Sport, Giroud admitted that he is disappointed to have not won the league with Arsene Wenger’s side, but he is still hopeful of relieving his dream with Chelsea next season, he said: “I don’t know if we can really call it a regret but I have a little feeling of unfinished business because I would really have liked to have won the Premier League with Arsenal.
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