Rangers star Joe Aribo tweeted big praise for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba after his silky display for France against Portugal at Euro 2020.
Aribo is adored by Rangers fans for his languid style and remarkable footwork but although he’s a Premiership title winner and a fully-fledged Nigeria international, he still has admiration for those at the very top of the game.
Pogba is often criticised when in a Man United shirt, but the shackles appear to come off when he represents his country.
A key player in their 2018 World Cup win, he’s now strutting his stuff again on the big stage at the European Championships.
France had already qualified for the Last 16 ahead of their Group F fixture against Portugal in Budapest on Wednesday night, but Didier Deschamps kept his number six in the team and he cruised through the 90 minutes.
Pogba barely seemed to break a sweat but still produced several of the outstanding moments of an entertaining 2-2 draw.
His arcing pass to send Karim Benzema through for France’s second was sensational, only a top-drawer Rui Patricio save denied him a fine goal of his goal and he pulled off an outrageous showboat in the closing stages when well inside his own half.
Aribo was clearly mesmerised by the 28-year-old’s performance.
“Could honestly watch Pogba all day, He’s so good,” he tweeted, followed by a pair of emojis for emphasis.
Could honestly watch Pogba all day, He’s so good😭🤭
— Joe Aribo (@J_Aribo19) June 23, 2021
The tweet received over 2k likes and also prompted some tongue-in-cheek comments from Rangers fans, suggesting that in actual fact it should be Pogba who looks up to Aribo.
The former Charlton star turned out 42 times for the Gers last season, producing eight goals and seven assists.
It was a strong campaign but an injury set back his progress following an outstanding pre-season, so if he can stay fit throughout the 2021/22 campaign, there’s every chance it’ll be his best yet for the Light Blues.
Aribo is very close with an Ibrox teammate who has received some big praise at the Euros.