Paul Pogba has had a difficult time at Manchester United recently, but on the bright-side the boots that the French midfielder wore as he led his country to a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final have sold for €30,000 at Christie's auction house.
The money gained from the auction is set to help high school kids from deprived areas across France. Pogba, who also grew up in a tough estate in Paris, scored the important third goal in France’s win over Croatia in the final.
The 26-year-old also donated a jersey he wore during the 2-1 victory over Iceland in Euro 2016 quarter finals which sold for €4000 despite being estimated at €1000. A shirt he wore during a Premier League game against West Ham sold for €400.
Pogba’s form has dipped dramatically in the last few months for Man United. After the appointment of new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the French star was arguably the best player in the league from early December to mid-February. But the recent dip has coincided with club’s horrid form which has seen them win only two of their last 10 games, and any top four hopes now look slim.