Remember that epic Champions League Round of 16 win over Paris Saint-Germain back in 2019?
It nearly marked a turnaround for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the manager of Manchester United.
Now, it appears that result was down to the work of a ‘witch doctor’ employed by Paul Pogba. Or that’s what his brother Mathias claims.
Following Mathias’ arrest in an alleged blackmail and extortion case against his brother, he has made some pretty damning statements on social media.
Mathias posted the following message: “The turning point came with the World Cup in 2018, where Paul had more faith in the witch doctor than in God, entrusting the witch with a big task in order to help the French team win.
“The witch doctor would go on to tell Mam’s [the intermediary] that the job had already been done, and that was when Mam’s would start to be scared.
“After that, Paul continued with his witch doctor, notably in the Champions League to ensure that Manchester United would go through against PSG [in 2019].”
Mathias added: “At the request of Paul, the witch was told to neutralize Kylian Mbappe, who back then was on a rapid rise, far outstripping Paul’s fame. It was strange to see that during that match Kylian was a shadow of himself against a reserve side.
“The issue is that at the same time Paul was doing everything he could to get closer to Kylian, as we could see in the media, supposedly liking him and calling him his friend – he would often call him, we would see them arm in arm.
“It went so far that Kylian almost made it a condition for his PSG contract extension that the club would have to sign Paul, without knowing that behind his back Paul was engaging in witchcraft to sabotage his matches.”
Apparently, the former United midfielder paid the witch doctor a fee of €4 million for his services, even though his family weren’t doing financially well at the time.
Witchdoctor or not, these are some bizarre allegations levelled by Mathias against his own brother, who now plays for Juventus.