For the first time ever this evening, Paul and Florentin Pogba will line-up against each other as Manchester United host Ligue 1 side Saint-√Čtienne in the Europa League round of 32.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Florentin has paid tribute to his younger brother by living up to the Pogba name.

The 26-year-old has nipped down the local barbers ro get a number six shaved into his hair.

Why? - because the number six is brother Paul's squad number at Manchester United. A nice touch from the 6ft 2in defender.


Florentin will also sport the number 19 shirt on the side of his head in tribute to, well, himself.

"The 19 is my squad number and the six is for him. I hope he and I enjoy it the best we can.

"Mum's going to be here. Obviously these things don't happen very often in a player's career, the chance to see her two sons playing against each other. She can't lose really, can she?"


Earlier this week, Florentin also spoke to the Guardian about playing against his brother for the first time:

"I watched the draw and, when I saw who we got, my first reaction was 'Yes, that's a dream that's going to be fulfilled'.

"We used to play every day and hope that one day all three of us would play together in a professional match.

"That was the biggest dream. We haven't managed it yet but having two of us together on the pitch is already good.

"We've been having fun about it ever since the draw, sending messages like 'Watch out, the match is getting closer' and so on."

Can Florentin and his Saint Etienne side produce a shock win at Old Trafford tonight? or will brother Paul steal the limelight once again?

Let us know your thoughts.

Jack Kenmare

Back in 1998, Nicky Butt's typically wayward strike hit me right in the head. I proceeded to fall off my chair. I cherish this moment.

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