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Pogba crowned the first Europa League Player of the Year

2017-08-25 14:27
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Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was voted as the inaugural Player of the Year for the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League.

READ: Europa League draw announced

The 24-year-old help guide the Red Devils to their first Europa crown by scoring against Ajax Amsterdam in the final alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan to secure a 2-0 victory.

Pogba completed the most passes (1048) throughout the whole competition while also topping the list for the most take-ons (38).

By the end of the Europa League campaign the Frenchman was the player who suffered the most fouls (21).

The cup victory ensured United qualify for the UEFA Champions League after an underwhelming 2016/17 English Premiership campaign having finished the season in 6th place.

Thursday's draw saw United being drawn against Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in Group A.

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