Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has backed his former teammate Paul Pogba to impress at The World Cup.

Pogba has not enjoyed the 2017-18 Premier League season as he faced criticism throughout the campaign.

United manager Jose Mourinho has sometimes revealed that he was not with the Frenchman’s performance and decided to drop him for several games.

Pogba has since been jeered by United and his own supporters before being called up for international duties.

However, Zlatan has tipped the France international to shine during this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

“I think Pogba for sure, who everybody knows is fast and skilful,” he told FIFA’s website.

“Mbappe, an upcoming star who still has more to give to get to the top, but he will for sure arrive there…there are so many players who are exciting at the moment that for sure some other star that nobody has been talking about will dominate.”

Pogba, who re-joined Man United in 2016 from Juventus, has since scored 15 goals in 88 appearances in all competitions.

The 25-year-old has started to play for French national team in 2013 and went on to score nine times in 54 appearances for the Blues.

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