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Pogba Names 7 Players He Looked Up To While Growing Up

Manchester United's Paul Pogba Names 7 Players He Looked Up To While Growing Up

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 20, 2018 09:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba has named seven players he looked up to while growing up, and one of them was FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Click through the gallery above to see seven players Pogba looked up to when growing up.

The 25-year-old grew up in a small suburb in Paris called Lagny-Sur-Marne, and began his football career at US Torcy Jugend before moving to Le Havre. He later moved to England where he signed for Manchester United, and in 2012, the midfielder left for Serie A giants Juventus, before returning to the Red Devils four years later.

The France international, who has struggled for form in his second season at Old Trafford, recently explained that he has always admired Messi's ability, and also named six other footballers who inspired him.

"Messi and football are two things that go together," Pogba told TyC Sports.

"I enjoy watching him, he does things that nobody does. He has a stature that nobody has, something special for him, everything is special. He's a player who has football inside him, who feels it, it's incredible.

"When I was little, I looked at (Zinedine) Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Messi. I had videos of (Diego) Maradona, Pele, Kaka, of many players. I wanted to have all the virtues that those players had.

With most of the players he used to look up to no longer playing, he was asked if there are any recent footballers he enjoys watching.

"Now, I look more at players like (Andres) Iniesta, Yaya Toure, also (Kevin) De Bruyne, who is young, (Luka) Modric, who is a very strong midfielder."

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Pogba has made 27 appearances for the Red Devils this season, scoring three goals and assisting a further 10 strikes.

Are you surprised by Pogba's selection of players? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Mar 22, 2018 06:10 AM
Just cowrinho can't play pogba in a good position, United with mourinho there's no trophy
kgosi0520 Joined: 29 Oct 2016
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kgosi0520 Mar 21, 2018 10:55 AM
how old is this guy cos an 35 but i did get the chance to watch pele play?
Master25 Joined: 26 Nov 2014
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Master25 Mar 21, 2018 08:06 AM
Come to Barca boy. The GOAT will help you achieve your full potential. You'll never reach that potential at Man U, especially under Mourinho.
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lucky555 Mar 21, 2018 07:39 AM
he do things that nobody can do who the goat Messiah
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link&iviwe Mar 21, 2018 03:38 AM
@Cow95 yooh mfethu nyani is not a defender man!
Cow95 Joined: 18 Dec 2016
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Cow95 Mar 21, 2018 12:50 AM
Don't worry about those players now bro,we will turn you into the best defender here at Man U
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Elia phalanndwa Mar 20, 2018 10:29 PM
He can like all of them if he leaves united

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