Shortly after France beat Croatia in a 4-2 classic at the Luzhniki Stadium, pictures show that Pogba held a shinpad in front of the trophy which had a picture of his father printed on them. Mourinho admitted that Pogba handled his role at the world's largest sporting event with "great maturity" (h/t Manchester Evening News).
While the star midfielder dabbed with French president Emmanuel Macron and even had a light-hearted dig at England fans, singing "Football's Coming Home", it was his touching tribute to his late father that will be perhaps be remembered most.
The 25-year-old paid an emotional tribute to his father, Fassou Antoine Pogba, who died aged 79 in 2017.
"Matuidi and Kante have that sense of when danger's imminent, but with Pogba, I just want him to utilise his wonderful asset which is atleticism", he declared to Richard Keys on beIN Sports.
France were able to find their own luck in the match, as a first ever World Cup final own goal was scored by Mandžukić as well as a controversial VAR decision, which awarded France a penalty. "We would watch it the entire time, the entire time". He silenced the critics with a huge goal against Croatia and left Russian Federation as a World Cup champion. I miss my father. "I think he's indisciplined, I think that's the kindest thing I can say about him".