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Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Ibrahimović shortlisted for 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Player of Season award

Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award, reports the UEFA official website.

Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Ibrahimović shortlisted for 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Player of Season award

Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Ibrahimović shortlisted for 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Player of Season award

STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 4, ARTSAKHPRESS: All three were inspirational in Manchester United winning the competition last term, a triumph that completed the English giants' set of major UEFA club trophies.

Mkhitaryan and Pogba were on target in the 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Stockholm final, while Ibrahimović had scored five goals, including a round of 16 hat-trick against Saint-Étienne, before sustaining a serious knee injury late in the quarter-final second leg versus Anderlecht.

Mkhitaryan's strike against Ajax was one of six he managed in United's successful campaign, despite not making his first European outing of 2016/17 until matchday four. Fellow midfielder Pogba started all 15 of José Mourinho's side's UEFA Europa League fixtures.

The award will be presented for the first time during the UEFA Europa League group stage draw in Monaco on 25 August.


     

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