Paul Pogba: How Manchester United Star Reacted to Facing His Brother

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford, Manchester, December 11. Pogba will face brother Florentin in the UEFA Europa League in February. Richard Heathcote/Getty

Two of the three Pogba brothers will come face to face on February 16 at Old Trafford, when Manchester United takes on Saint-Etienne in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Paul, 23, is Manchester United's world record signing, now settling into the first team after a slow start to his second spell at Old Trafford.

Florentin, 26, the twin of Mathias who played for Partick Thistle in Scotland and also had spells with Wrexham and Crewe Alexandra in the English leagues, is a defender for Saint-Etienne, currently seventh in Ligue 1, the French top division.

"That's a nice thing," Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said on hearing the news. "Paul was already laughing about it and for sure his brother is also laughing.

"It has happened a few times in the history [of] football and it's a nice thing."

The second leg, in France, will take place on February 22 at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, where Michael Owen scored his famous solo goal against Argentina in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.