Paul Pogba wins UEFA Europa League Player of the Year

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named the Europa League Player of the Season for 2016-17.

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The Frenchman featured in all 15 games, scoring three goals as Jose Mourinho's side reigned victorious in Europe's secondary competiton.

Pogba was part of the United side that won the Europa League for the first time in the club's history with a 2-0 win over Ajax in May.

Pogba capped off his first year back at United since his €105 million move from Juventus with the opening goal in the final as the Red Devils beat Ajax 2-0.

It was the midfielder's third of the campaign, having previously scored twice against Fenerbahce, while he registered one assist and created 22 chances, according to Opta.

And the former Juventus star was rewarded for his impressive displays when he was given the inaugural award for the player of the year in the competition.

"To be the first one to win the best player, hopefully this season will be as good as last season," he said.

"Thank you so much."

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