Paul Pogba scores an absolute screamer and tells Kevin Strootman to "shut the fuck up" 5 years ago

Paul Pogba scores an absolute screamer and tells Kevin Strootman to "shut the fuck up"

Is swearing just easier in English?

How else to explain why a Frenchman, who spent four years living in Italy, would use some old fashioned Anglo Saxon vocab to voice is displeasure to a Dutchman?

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Especially when said Dutchman has been playing in Rome for the last three years, making Italian their shared language?

Yes, yes, Paul Pogba scored a magnificent 30-yard winner as France took all three points against Holland in their World Cup qualifier last night...

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...But what really seemed to impress people was when he was caught on camera telling Strootman to "shut the fuck up".

Charming.

Perhaps the Dutchman had just said wistfully: "You know, there was a time Manchester United were going to make me their marquee midfield signing."

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Sadly, we'll probably never know. Still, it seemed to impress you lot.

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After the match Strootman played the whole thing down.

"We had many chances and we knew that we had in front of us a very strong team, with more luck we could've capitalised on some occasions," he said.

"The duel with Pogba and the tirade can happen after a match like this."

So that's fine. All friends again.

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