Man Utd star Paul Pogba supported Arsenal and idolised Thierry Henry

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Apr 2020 11:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Man Utd star Paul Pogba supported Arsenal and idolised Thierry Henry Paul Pogba idolised Arsenal legend Thierry Henry when he was a youngster (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba has confessed he grew up supporting Arsenal and idolised the club’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry. The World Cup winner joined United’s academy from Le Havre in 2009 having grown up dreaming of representing the north London club who, under the management of Arsene Wenger, boasted some of the best French players to have ever played in the Premier League.Appearing on the UTD podcast, Pogba admitted: ‘I had posters of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Zidane, Thierry Henry, Djibril Cisse, Kaka. ‘Yeah, so I will be honest I was an Arsenal fan, obviously because of all the French players. My other brother was a Man Utd fan and couldn’t say anything. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I used to really love Thierry Henry so I would say because of him I was an Arsenal fan. Then I changed then I went to choose to stay with my other brother who was a United fan.’ Paul Pogba has been restricted to just eight appearances this season due to an ankle injury, one of which came against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Asked to expand on his admiration for Henry, Pogba revealed he began his fledgling career as a forward, before he was instructed to move into a midfield role he has starred for United, Juventus and the France national team.He added: ‘I started as a striker then No.10 then No.6. Thank God they didn’t make me a centre back. I wanted to touch the ball so much. ‘I was a striker and I was dribbling too much. One coach told me play No.10 so you can touch the ball more. I took still too many touches so he put me No.6.’ Pogba has been linked with a summer move and a potential return to Juventus, while Real Madrid maintain a long-standing interest in the 27-year-old.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe United midfielder has, however, been out of action since Boxing Day following an ankle injury which required surgery, but Pogba his hopeful of mounting an imminent comeback once domestic football is back on the agenda. He said: ‘I had a foot injury, which came in the game against Southampton. It was early this season and so I carried this for a long time, training and trying to be playing with it. After I stopped, I found I had a fracture. ‘I had a cast on it, a plaster-cast, so it went very well but too well. The bone got bigger and so, when I came back again, I played those two games against Watford and Newcastle, I could feel something again. So I had to have an operation and now here I am. I don’t feel anything and, hopefully, I’ll be back very soon.’MORE: Graeme Souness responds to Paul Pogba’s jibe as Jamie Carragher slams Manchester United starMORE: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba explains what he learned from Paul Scholes and Andrea PirloRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Advertisement Advertisementlast_img