It was a friendly seemingly destined to be outshone by the hearty French tribute to the victims of the two recent terror attacks in England, but it inexplicably became a serious ball game.
10-man France saw England off 3-2, but it will likely be Gary Cahill who looks back in anger due to his humiliation at the feet of Paul Pogba.
The Manchester United midfielder was imperious throughout, even managing to garner praise from fans of other clubs during a sizzling display - funny one, that - and the 24-year-old rinsed Cahill with a wonderful right-to-left drag followed by a saucy nutmeg as he ghosted past the Chelsea centre-back.
— utdreport (@utdreport) June 13, 2017
United fans have, for the most part, defended the Frenchman's supposedly underwhelming displays this season, although most would maintain his arrival wasn't quite as anticlimactic as other fans would like to believe.
And it wasn't only United fans who enjoyed watching him send Cahill for chips.
Forget the transfer fee, forget the dabbing/haircuts or some of his quotes- IMO Pogba is a joy to watch and a sublime player period
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) June 13, 2017
Surely illegal from Pogba pic.twitter.com/6MtXRLudpz
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) June 13, 2017
Paul Pogba has pulled Gary Cahill's pants down and taken his lunch money there. #FRAENG
— 888sport (@888sport) June 13, 2017
Pogba dropping a 9/10 while Eric Dier is chasing shadows. Nightmare for the English media so far
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) June 13, 2017
— Alex McCarthy (@Al_Mac8) June 13, 2017
Paul Pogba just sent Cahill back to AFC Dronfield U15s pic.twitter.com/HXweglZ0tQ
— Freddie (@Beardamendi) June 13, 2017
Pogba bossing England today. Can't wait to see what all the English pundits say about him now. https://t.co/vgDi9GENpI
— UnitedReview (@TheUtdReview) June 13, 2017