Keane slams Pogba after show of brotherly love

ShareClose Comments
The Manchester United legend was not impressed with the £89 million midfielder after he and his brother Florentin were reunited in the Europa League

Roy Keane has slammed Paul Pogba after Manchester United’s win over Saint Etienne, insisting his show of brotherly love with sibling Florentin is a damning indictment on the “modern player."

Pogba v. Pogba a sideshow as Ibra takes centre stage

The Pogba brothers played against other for the first time in the Europa League encounter on Thursday night.

And though Keane’s former side United emerged victorious, winning 3-0 by virtue of a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick, the former firebrand midfielder was not impressed with the world’s most expensive footballer.

When asked on ITV if he was bothered by the show of affection between the brothers Pogba, Keane said he was, then elaborated.

"The boy, Pogba, he's a bit of a free spirit, a bit of a character. But I think it was a little bit over the top tonight - before the game and at half-time.

"They've spoke more tonight than I have to any of my brothers [Keane has three siblings; Denis, Pat and Johnson] in the last five years.

"It's all a bit strange. I think when the game started they were focused on the game.

"But all this stuff before and after the game, a lot of nonsense - but that's the modern player I'm afraid."

United face Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on Sunday, prior to the second leg against Saint-Etienne in France next week.

Next article:
Griezmann and Mbappe can eclipse Henry, claims France legend Trezeguet
Next article:
'Lukaku deserves everything' - Hazard praises Belgium's goal hero after Tunisia win
Next article:
‘Mission not completed’ – Garba Lawal charges Nigeria to focus on Argentina game
Next article:
Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul blames forced substitutions for defeat to Belgium
Next article:
Mexico's all-time scorer Chicharito puts club frustrations aside to remind fans of his brilliance
Close