And Pogba, who joined United’s academy from Le Havre in 2009, confessed his love for the north London club when appearing on the UTD Podcast.
The World Cup winner said: “I had posters of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Zidane, Thierry Henry, Djibril Cisse, Kaka.
“Yeah, so I will be honest I was an Arsenal fan, obviously because of all the French players. My other brother was a Man Utd fan and couldn’t say anything.
“I used to really love Thierry Henry so I would say because of him I was an Arsenal fan. Then I changed then I went to choose to stay with my other brother who was a United fan.”
When asked to expand on his admiration for Henry, Pogba revealed he was a forward before he became a midfielder.
He added: “I started as a striker then No.10 then No.6. Thank God they didn’t make me a centre back. I wanted to touch the ball so much.
Pogba has revealed he supported Arsenal growing up
“I was a striker and I was dribbling too much. One coach told me play No.10 so you can touch the ball more. I took still too many touches so he put me No.6.”
Speculation has been rife about the
future of Pogbaafter he made it clear he may seek a new challenge in recent months.
The 27-year-old’s season has been hampered by a string of injuries which has limited him to just seven Premier League appearances, but he is hopeful he can have a big impact when he returns to the pitch.
He continued: “I had a foot injury, which came in the game against Southampton. It was early this season and so I carried this for a long time, training and trying to be playing with it. After I stopped, I found I had a fracture.
“I had a cast on it, a plaster-cast, so it went very well but too well. The bone got bigger and so, when I came back again, I played those two games against Watford and Newcastle, I could feel something again.
“So I had to have an operation and now here I am. I don’t feel anything and, hopefully, I’ll be back very soon.”