The images of Paul Pogba’s mother Yeo Moriba arriving at Manchester United’s training base bemused folk on social media.
Pogba was at the club’s Carrington training complex to complete his move to the Red Devils. But why was his mum there?
Given the fallout from Pogba’s departure from United in 2012 - Moriba claimed her son was left in tears by Sir Alex Ferguson’s treatment of him - it’s a surprise she had any interest in returning to the club.
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But there she was in the back of a chauffeur-driven Chevrolet Camaro arriving at United’s base.
If you were as confused as we were, then you’ll be desperate to know why she travelled to England with Pogba. Thankfully, we have an answer.
According to the Daily Mail, Pogba wanted his mum with him to complete his world-record move, not to kick up a fuss with Ferguson, but for moral support.
At 23 years of age, the United man still wants the comfort that his mother provides. How sweet.
Moriba vs Ferguson
Moriba was a passenger in one of the cars that followed Pogba into United’s facilities and was seen in the behind the scenes video United posted of the player’s first day back.
United fans will be desperate that she doesn’t get into a rift with Mourinho.
Moriba revealed in June that Ferguson’s treatment of Pogba - he only made seven first-team appearances, despite showing flashes of immense potential - upset the midfielder.
“I said: ‘What? Ferguson coming to my house! He came alone’,” Yeo Moriba told AFP, per Goal.
“We had got together with his brothers and we decided: he won’t re-sign.
“Ferguson punished him, he didn’t play him, Paul was alone. He even cried in Ferguson’s office over the way he was treated.”
Ferguson remains on the board at United, and is a regular at Old Trafford on game day. Best he avoid Moriba if she makes her stay in England permanent.