Paul Pogba explains how “angry” brother influenced Man Utd’s transition to Juventus


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba lifted the lid as he walked away from the club to join Juventus in 2012, and said his brother had a big influence on the decision.

The 27-year-old went through United Academy but struggled to make the senior squad, making only three Premier League appearances during the 2011-2012 season.

After becoming one of Europe’s best central midfielders at Juventus, he returned to United in 2016 for a record £ 89 million, but is now linked to another move.

Speaking to the UTD podcast, Pogba shared how his brother encouraged him to push for a shot at the start due to his lack of playing time at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba joined Juventus after struggling to make the Manchester United squad

“My brother, the United fan, told me he was really angry – even more so than I was – when I didn’t play,” said Pogba.

“He said, ‘No, go ahead. You can play in this team. If they don’t want you here, go somewhere else. They will see’.

“My mother always said to me,” You will go somewhere but you will come back. She always said that. I was like, “We will see.”

“But you know the mothers and the things she said:” You will come back here, don’t worry “and it was right after. She said you would come back to Manchester, don’t worry, and I did.

“When I came back, I was really happy to come back. I left it and I’m not finished. I started something but I didn’t finish, I just went somewhere else. To finish it.

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“Obviously, going back to where I started was for me, why I was really happy. Now I am ready to become a confirmed player and not a youngster. ”

Pogba was supposed to be in good physical shape after suffering injuries before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, and it remains to be seen if he appears again in a United jersey.


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