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Paul Pogba hit with big fine

Paul Pogba appeared before magistrates on Monday as he was hit with a speeding charge.

He was docked three points on his licence after he was clocked doing 40mph in a 30mph zone on September 15 last year.

The 25-year-old had appeared before magistrates in Preston, accused of failing to provide details to the police. That charge was dismissed.

But he wasn’t spared over the speeding.

And when District Judge Nicholas Sanders asked the Manchester United midfielder whether he could afford the £350 fine, Pogba gave a simple one-word reply: “Yes”.

The player, who could United a then world record £89million when he re-joined the club from Italian giants Juventus two years ago, was also ordered to pay £115 costs and a £35 victim surcharge.

Pogbo was seen leaving as a passenger in a Rolls Royce once he left the court hearing.

The midfielder was on the scoresheet last Sunday as he helped United defeat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League.

Although he missed a penalty before converting a rebound, Pogba produced an outstanding performance in which he also laid on Anthony Martial’s winning goal.

He even managed to impress one of his biggest critics this season in Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness.

Speaking on Sunday, Souness said: “I thought he was really good.

“Apart from this [the penalty run-up]. This for me is ‘look at me, look at me, I want to be in the spotlight’.

“I just don’t get this penalty, but I think he’s moved the ball quickly today, he’s been uncomplicated.

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