Manchester United star Paul Pogba reveals he supported Arsenal because of Thierry Henry
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed he supported Arsenal when he was growing up.
The France international, who joined United in 2016 for a then-world record transfer fee of £89.3million, will line up against the Gunners on Saturday when United travel to the Emirates.
Winning three consecutive games, United are second in the Premier League table – eight points behind leaders Manchester City – while Arsenal are fourth.
Ahead of the much-anticipated Premier League clash, Pogba told Football Focus: ‘In France, they [Arsenal] were very big – they had a lot of French players.
‘I was a big fan of Arsenal, Thierry Henry, I was watching him. I was a little fan, not a crazy fan, but I was watching a lot of Arsenal games. They have always been a great club.’
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Arsene Wenger’s side are in decent form but will take on United without France striker Alexandre Lacazette after he suffered a suspected groin injury in Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town.
Lacazette has scored seven goals for the Gunners since signing from Lyon in the summer and Pogba admits his absence will be a boost for United.
‘Alex has been great and at this moment he is scoring goals and playing well for the team,’ Pogba told MUTV.
‘He is a big player for them and if he is not there I would say it is good for us. I hope for us that he doesn’t play because that will help us, but I also hope he doesn’t have a bad injury.’