No-one will be praying for a draw more than the mother of Paul and Florentin Pogba when Manchester United and Saint-Etienne go head to head in the Europa League this evening.
Paul Pogba will grace the Old Trafford pitch as the most expensive footballer in the world following his £89m return to United last summer, while his older brother will represent the French outfit.
United’s midfielder has scored seven goals in 33 appearances in all competitions this season, while his defender sibling has had 19 outings, including 13 in Ligue 1 for Saint-Etienne.
The pair’s mother Yeo will be in attendance for both the first leg in Manchester and the second leg in France to watch her boys, but she is torn on which team to support.
The Mirror quotes Florentin as saying:
“It’s not going to be easy for her, but at the same time what a fantastic and proud moment for her, to see her two sons playing out there.
“Maybe the best result for her will be a draw, but we’ll be going all out to get what we can out of the game. But either way, whichever son wins, I guess she’s going to be happy in some respect.”
United have lost twice in the competition this season, but have won four of their group games.
Saint-Etienne hold a better record having not been beaten at all in their Europa League campaign, recording three draws and three wins.