Man Utd news: Roy Keane bothered by Pogba brothers chatby Rohan Toure 16/02/2017 19:05:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Paul Pogba and brother Florentin played in Manchester United vs St Etienne
- Manchester United's star chatted with Florentin as he left the field at half-time
- They then waved to family members in the Old Trafford stands upon full-time
- Roy Keane admitted it bothered him but says it is all 'part of the modern game'
- Pogba posted a video on Instagram of he and his family enjoying 'La Pogbance'
- READ: Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets hat-trick as Manchester United cruise to victory
By Alex Martin For Mailonline
Published: 19:03 EST, 16 February 2017 | Updated: 19:05 EST, 16 February 2017
The footballing world got a rare glimpse of just how close-knit the Pogba family really is when brothers Paul and Florentin faced up to one another in Manchester United's Europa League tie against St Etienne.
Having greeted each other with a hug before kick-off, they proceeded to walk off the Old Trafford pitch together at half-time before meeting again after the full-time whistle to take a video with what appeared to be their entire family dancing.
It wasn't quite a Robin van Persie/Andre Santos shirt swap, but it was enough to send a shiver up the spine of no-frills pundit Roy Keane.
Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Florentin Pogba of Saint Etienne speak at full-time
Roy Keane says the conversation between the two Pogba brothers bothered him
The former Manchester United captain is a staunch advocate of the good old days and admitted an 'overconfident' Pogba had 'bothered' him with his friendly chat with someone who was ultimately an opponent.
In a more light-hearted comment, he also claimed Pogba spoke to his brother more times throughout the 90 minutes than he has spoken to his in the last half a decade.
Speaking on ITV, he said: ‘It bothered me — Pogba is a free spirit but a bit overconfident. They got on with the game in play, but it’s all part of modern game.
'They spoke more tonight than I have spoken to my brothers in last five years.'
But the Pogba family reunion didn't end with those emotional scenes on the pitch with Paul later releasing a video to his 12.6m Instagram followers of his entire family doing 'La Pogbance'.
Although playing against his brother may have proved distracting, Pogba actually had one of his finer games in a Manchester United shirt.
The Frenchman dictated play from a deeper midfield role but missed several excellent chances to score.
Paul and Florentin met with brother Mathias and their mother after the final whistle had blown
Luckily, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was there to provide the sting, meaning the 23-year-old was free to reflect on a special night for his family.
On playing with Florentin, he told BT Sport: 'Yeah, it is something very magic. That doesn't happen every day so I really enjoyed it.
'I really enjoyed seeing my brother, playing against him and I will enjoy that moment and look forward to playing the next game.'