Paul Pogba reacts to facing his brother in Saint-Etienne clash

by Tanveer Arayan


Paul Pogba has reacted to the prospect of playing his older brother Florentin in the next round of the Europa League.

The defender signed for French side Saint-Ettiene back in 2012, making 50 appearances in the process.

It was revealed that the two brothers would face each-other in February after Manchester United drew Saint-Ettiene for the last 32 on Monday.

Pogba has reacted in characteristically hilarious fashion, posting a video of the two having a classic Western cowboy showdown in what looks like some massive graveyard.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BN7yQ06jFKV/?taken-by=paulpogba

The prospect of facing your brother, the person you grew up and shared everything with since day one, in a major European competition is incredibly surreal.

Not too long ago the pair were playing in the parks and streets of Île-de-France – a hot bed for young French talent – before their careers zoomed off in a radically different tangent. Florentin, after all, boasts a completely different style to his younger, more internationally acknowledged brother.

The Pogba we all know and admire has developed as an all-round midfielder, bringing power, technical prowess, a superb passing range and sense of awareness to his game. Florentin, however, has morphed into a burgeoning, no-nonsense defender, placing less emphasis on style and instead focusing on the physical aspect of defending.

United fans – and indeed the watching world – will be curious to see how this sibling showdown pans out.

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