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Paul Pogba: 'I was an Arsenal fan'

2020-04-15 10:59
Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba
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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he supported Arsenal because fellow Frenchman Thierry Henry was his favourite player growing up.

Pogba joined the Red Devils’ academy at 16-years-old from Le Havre in 2009 before joining Juventus in 2012.

The midfielder returned to Old Trafford in 2016 during Jose Mourinho’s regime for a world record fee.

Pogba named Henry alongside Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane as his favourite players growing up on United's official podcast.

"I will be honest. So, at the start, I was an Arsenal fan - obviously because of all the French players, you know," Pogba said.

"Me and my brother were but my other brother was a Manchester United fan.

"I couldn't say anything, so I used to love Henry, and, because of him, I was an Arsenal fan.

"Then I changed and went on to choose with my other brother. No Arsenal, I went with the other one, the United fan!"

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old missed majority of the 2019/20 season due to an ankle injury but was due to return in March or April to help United fight for a top four place in the Premier League.

However, since the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League has since been suspended indefinitely.

- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien


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