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