In probably the most-anticipated social media post of the summer, Pogba announced his return to Manchester United with a new hashtag and a new haircut. The £89.5m man was officially back at Old Trafford.
Before they’d even stepped foot on a field together in the United shirt, Pogba gave a glimpse of the burgeoning relationship to come between he and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He even gave the big Swede a nickname he will do well to shake off.
In one of many acts of incredible kindness, Pogba reserved a spot alongside him for Thommy Tino when stepping out for his Old Trafford bow. He saw the youngster as the perfect representative of Juve fans who remained in his heart through his new adventure.
One regular feature of Pogba’s posts has been his love for his family, and mum Yeo is with him every step of the way. He shared some wonderful memories of her throughout the years when celebrating her birthday in August.
If there is one megastar other than Pogba in his Instagram posts, that man is definitely Evra. Uncle Pat’s unique way to speak up against racism was one of the most memorable moments in football of the past 12 months!
Beneath the panda custome resides one of Pogba’s greatest sidekicks. During the international break in November the pair were captured delivering their best Marvin Gaye impressions.
Pogba’s homage to old friend Juan Cuadrado revealed a couple of things about the former Juve team-mates. First, they are both as gifted on the makeshift dancefloor as they are on a football field. And second, they were about as enamoured with Manchester United’s Europa League display against Liverpool under Louis van Gaal as the majority of supporters!
With a new hashtag came another new haircut. There have been many new styles demonstrated by Pogba on his Instagram page over the past 12 months, but this was perhaps most memorable as he mirrored his new Twitter emoji with a logo hairdo.
Pogba marked news of Evra’s move to Marseille with a video of everyone’s favourite panda in a new light. Uncle Pat never fails to entertain…
Rio Ferdinand initially took exception to this video of Pogba and his old friend Jesse Lingard practising a new celebration in the Carrington dressing room. It took a conversation between Pogba and the ex-defender to calm the waters.
One glance at Pogba’s Instagram account shows just how much he does to make the most of football in the wider community, and one particularly brilliant example was his recent visit from Sam as part of the Manchester United Foundation’s work. The youngster couldn’t have been more thrilled to meet United stars Pogba and Ibrahimovic.
Mix together Pogba’s three great loves – football, family and dancing – and what do you get? A Pogbance…
The Europa League round of 32 tie between United and Saint-Etienne was dominated by the Pogba v Pogba showdown. Paul’s meeting with brother Florentin ended in United’s favour, but the brothers both enjoyed the experience of sharing a field for the first time as professionals.
There might never have been anything more quintessentially Pogba than a dab celebration with the EFL Cup in tow after February’s 3-2 win over Southampton at Wembley.
United’s EFL Cup win was celebrated heartily in the victors’ dressing room. This was one occasion when smiling and dancing in the changing room was not frowned upon! Again, it was football stripped back to its raw joy.