France and Manchester United star player, Paul Pogba, has revealed the transfer advice his brother gave him when he left the club as a youngster in 2012, not knowing he was going to rejoin the club four years later after he established himself as a superstar in Juventus.
The midfielder came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford while Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge but after only making a handful of appearances for the first team in 2011/12 he left for Juventus in the summer.
Pogba, whose brother Matthias Pogba has been critical of Manchester United and suggested the player could move to Real Madrid, has been injured this season and with the Coronavirus pandemic and the signing of Bruno Fernandes, his time could be coming to an end.
The midfielder left United in 2012 due to lack of playing time before returning in 2016 and has explained what his family told him about the transfer back then.
“My brother, the United fan, told me he was really angry – even more than me – when I didn’t play. He told me: ‘No, go. You can play in this team. If they don’t want you here, go somewhere else. They will see.’” Pogba told the Official Manchester United Podcast.
“My mother always told me, you will go somewhere but come back.’ She always said this. I was like: ‘We will see’ but you know mothers and the things she said: ‘You will come back here, don’t worry’ and that was just after.
“She said, ‘You will come back to Manchester, don’t worry’, and I did.”
“Yeah, when I came back, I was really happy to come back. I left it and didn’t finish. I started something but I didn’t finish, I just went somewhere else,” he said.
“To finish it. Obviously, coming back where I started was for me, why I was really happy. Now I’m ready to come as a confirmed player not a youth player.”
Pogba re-joined United in 2016 from Juventus when Jose Mourinho was manager and Pogba saw it as an opportunity to finish what he had started.
Talking about his injury woes this season, Pogba said;
“I’m almost there; I’m just thinking about training with the team,” he said.
“You think bad but I’ve never had something like this in my career, so I always take it in a good way. It makes me more hungry to come back and do well, and it just shows me how much I love football.”