With speculation mounting that Paul Pogba could be moving to PSG this summer, after reportedly turning down Manchester United’s latest offer of a contract extension, a group of the French supporters took to Paris to let the midfielder he’s not wanted there.
Banners reading: “Pogba you should listen to your mother, she doesn’t want you here. Neither do we!” have appeared in several places around the city, including outside the Le Parc des Princes, and were published by RMC.
This may come as a surprise, given it’s only been three years since Pogba brought the World Cup trophy back to same stadium, but his mum’s support of PSG rivals Marseille may explain it.
Speaking to Canal+ in 2018, Pogba claimed he had no interest in playing for PSG, which sections of their fanbase are clearly still clinging to.
I’m sure that I wouldn’t play club football at the Parc des Princes. I’m not attracted to that because my father and mother were fans of Marseille so Paris doesn’t really fit into my plans.
United faced PSG in the Champions League in 2019 and became the first team in European Cup history to overturn a 2-0 home defeat to win 3-1, courtesy of an injury time penalty from Marcus Rashford.
Pogba was injured at the time but watched the game in the stands alongside Patrice Evra. When Rashford’s goal went in, the pair were ecstatic in the stands, ripping off PSG’s motto and shouting “Ici c’est Manchester!” to the PSG execs around them.
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) October 20, 2020
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