Paul Pogba has won the UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award for 2016/17 after helping Manchester United win the trophy.
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) August 25, 2017
“Thank you,” said Pogba, who did not attend the ceremony but collected his award earlier this week. “I’m really honoured to be the first to win the best player for the UEFA Europa League. Hopefully this season will be as good as last season – let’s see!”
Pogba was selected by a panel composed of the coaches of the 48 clubs involved in last season’s competition in addition to 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group.
Members of the panel each selected three players, with their first choice receiving five points, their second choice three and their third choice one.
Pogba has begun this season in explosive form with two goals in United’s first two Premier League games and was named Man of the Match against Swansea City. He has also netted four times in his last five appearances for the Reds, ahead of Saturday’s match against Leicester City at Old Trafford.