Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has hailed the qualities of France international teammate Aurelien Tchouameni.
France boss Didier Deschamps selected the Monaco midfielder to start for France against Ukraine on Saturday night alongside Pogba in midfield.
Pogba spoke to broadcaster RTL after the game, quoted by Ouest-France: “Very very good. He’s not a boy, he’s a man.
“Pleasure to play next to him. He brings a lot of energy. A lot of energy, extraordinary technical and physical quality.
“We wish him to play lots of matches. and that I am always at his side.”
Tchouameni played 86 minutes, completing 96 per cent of his passes in midfield, while leading the team with three interceptions.
The Monaco midfielder remains a transfer target for Manchester United and Pogba has endorsed the club’s pursuit of the midfielder.