One of Manchester United’s key stars has revealed that he was indeed a fan of Premier League rivals Arsenal when he was growing up.
During the early years of Arsene Wenger’s reign at Arsenal, the Gunners were a real force to be reckoned with, in a period which saw them fight head-to-head with Manchester United for the Premier League title every season.
That was when Unai Emery’s predecessor won much of his glory as the Gunners secured three Premier League titles under the Frenchman, including the triumph of 2003/04, where Arsenal famously went a full season without suffering defeat in the league.
Arsenal won many loyal fans and admirers across the globe during that period of success, and it looks as though Paul Pogba was one of those fans.
The former Juventus star, who is an earner of £290,000-a-week wages at Manchester United, has confessed that he used to support the Gunners.
“I was an Arsenal fan. Arsenal and the French national team. I really loved the 1999-2000 team,” Pogba told The Times’ new Life Times podcast.
“You know with Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, (Sylvain) Wiltord, Pires. I loved Thierry Henry. I was a really selfish player. At the time I was a striker, No9.
“Then I went back and back and finished in the middle. The pitch was hard, cement. You better not fall! Now my friends can’t believe that I pass the ball.”