Manchester United Legend Questions Paul Pogba’s Behavior Against Saint-Etienne

Paul Pogba, right, with brother Florentin.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, right, with brother Florentin at Old Trafford, Manchester, February 16. Paul was criticized for talking to his brother mid-game by former United captain Roy Keane. Clive Brunskill/Getty

Manchester United icon Roy Keane questioned the behavior of world record transfer Paul Pogba following the UEFA Europa League first leg victory over Saint-Etienne on Thursday evening.

Pogba was facing his brother, Saint-Etienne defender Florentin, in a competitive game for the first time ever and was seen joking with him as the teams walked off at halftime.

“The boy, Pogba, he's a bit of a free spirit, a bit of a character,” Keane told ITV in quotes reported by the Manchester Evening News. "But I think it was a little bit over the top tonight—before the game and at half-time.

"They've spoken more tonight than I have to any of my brothers 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."

Keane, the former United captain, was a key figure in the United side that dominated English football in the 1990s and early 2000s under Sir Alex Ferguson.