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Anthony Martial labels Paul Pogba and brother 'mickey-takers' ahead of Europa League clash

Anthony Martial labels Paul Pogba and brother 'mickey-takers' ahead of Europa League clash

The France midfielder and his brother Florentin Pogba will face off on Thursday as Manchester United play St Etienne in the Europa League round of 32.

Ahead of the Old Trafford tie, Martial spoke about teammate Pogba and his brother.

The United attacker reveals that whichever brother ends up on the losing side will hear plenty about it.

"They are well known for being big jokers and mickey-takers but, once they are on the field, it will be like two warriors who are going all out to win the game," Martial told Man Utd's official website.

"If one beats the other, he'll immediately start giving out loads of stick so they'll be desperate to do all they can to win!"

Martial himself would love to score against old foes St Etienne in the Europa League knockout stages.

Before moving to Monaco and then to Old Trafford, the 21-year-old came through the youth ranks at Lyon - the bitter rivals of Thursday's last-32 opponents.

Martial never played in the Rhone-Alpes derby but took great pleasure in scoring against St Etienne after coming off the bench to snatch a 1-1 draw for Monaco in April 2015.

Fresh from his man-of-the-match return to the United starting line-up against Watford, the France international is now targeting another goal against Les Verts - one that would cost United 10 million euros (£8.5million) given a clause in their deal with Monaco.

"There was a huge rivalry while I was still at Lyon," Martial said.

"It was always a highly charged atmosphere and they were usually massive games, the kind all players love to play in.

"So there will be that added competitive edge whenever I play against them.

"We know it will be a difficult match but if we play with all our quality, I think we can do good things.

"Of course, it would be great if I could score against them again, but I hope we can win the game because that's the most important thing, then it would be a bonus if I managed to grab a goal."