A MANCHESTER United star has congratulated a Bradford-based amateur football team on winning a cup in a special video message.

Paul Pogba, who has also won the World Cup for France, sent a video message to Route One Rovers after they won the Bradford District Cup to become the first club in the competition history to be from a BAME community to win it.

Pogba is friends with Route One Rovers manager and wished his side well after their 2-0 victory over Athletico FC in Wednesday night’s showpiece clash. Mohammad Arshad and Sinmi Oyebanji scored the goals.

In the 26-second video, filmed in the back seat of a car, Pogba said: “I want to tell you congratulations on winning the tournament to Route One Rovers. I really, really appreciate that, I like that.

“Congratulations to you and enjoy, enjoy. I hope to see you soon. Ciao.”

Route One Rovers are currently fifth in the Yorkshire Amateur League.

On their Facebook page, Route One Rovers posted: “Thanks to Paul Pogba for showing his support.

“Another step in the right direction as Route One Rovers become the first Yorkshire Amateur League team to win the district cup. Always intense when local rivals meet in a final.

“Credit to boys who fasted and still performed to the levels expected from the team. The support again was incredible like it has been all season.”