Paul Pogba, who is a Manchester United player, World Cup winner, and one of the most gifted midfielders of his generation, has created a niche of his own. While you must be used to a lot of things about him, here are eight things you probably didn't know about Paul Pogba.
1. His nickname.
Paul Pogba is adored and loved in Italy. During his time with the Italian champions, Juventus, Paul Pogba was nicknamed "Il Palpo Paul", which means "Paul the Octopus." This nickname was given to him due to his dangly long legs. It was also said that Paul the Octopus was the famous Octopus who correctly predicted all the results of the 2010 World Cup.
2. He was the first to wear the number six shirt.
After Paul Pogba turned down United's number 7 jersey, he took the number 6 and became the first midfielder in the history of the Premier League to wear that number. Johnny Evans and Wes Brown had already worn it, but they were defenders.
3. Pogba has his own emoji.
Paul Pogba is a social media freak. He often flaunts his new hairstyle, shows off his vacations, or celebrates with the guys on multiple social media platforms. In view of this, Twitter honored the mid-fielder by creating a new hashtag emoji as a replica of his face.
4. About Paul Pogba and his brothers.
Paul has two twin brothers, Matthias and Florentum. All three of them are professional football players. Florentin plays for French Ligue 2 club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, while Matthias plays for ASM Belfort. Of all three, Paul is the most famous and successful and has made his family proud.
5. An Arsenal fan.
This might not go down well with Manchester United fans, but it is arsenal that Paul Pogba was a fan of in his childhood days. Growing up in France, Paul was attracted to Frenchman Arsene Wenger's team in England and cheered for them as a kid.
6. His love for pasta.
The Frenchman spent quite a significant part of his career in Italy, so it is only natural that he would develop a love for the cuisine. His love for pasta is unparalleled. He could cook pasta with ease and loved gorging on quality pasta while he was in Turin with Juventus.
7. Pogba once attended the Ballon d'Or ceremony with his mum.
The Ballon d'Or ceremony is one of the most significant and prestigious gatherings of footballing personalities in the world, and while most stars prefer to be accompanied by their girlfriends, wives, or partners, Paul Pogba took his mom to the grand occasion. The gesture that melted the hearts of the footballing company speaks of parental love from Paul Pogba.
8. Paul Pogba and his hero.
Paul Pogba has made an idol out of Andrea Pirlo, the former Milan and Juventus midfielder who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy. His admiration for Pirlo was one of the major reasons why he moved to Italy and to Juventus, where he could play alongside Pirlo and sharpen his skills.
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