Zlatan Ibrahimovic has already agreed to join Manchester United this summer, and he’s made no secret about how happy he is to be linking up with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
But Paul Pogba’s future is all anybody can talk about right now. United are reportedly ready to break the world transfer record and pay in excess of £100m to bring him in alongside the Swede for the new season. Pogba’s believed to be mulling over his future, but a new development concerning the pair of players has United fans jumping with excitement.
Both players are represented by the same agent, Mino Raiola, and naturally you’d expect them to know each other rather well because of that. Well enough, it appears, that they’re each able to sit down and enjoy dinner together with their families. Yes, they’ve had dinner together out in public. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
Bobby Chinn, who is the chef and owner of the restaurant concerned in Los Angeles (he’s also a Liverpool fan, apparently), got rather excited when he saw the pair conversing at one of his tables. He then decided to take a selfie with the pair of them, though a picture of the two sat at the table has yet to surface.
The first was a picture with Pogba, but Chinn noted in his caption that he was “MUFC bound” – so make of that what you will. Next, he followed that up with a selfie with Zlatan himself, just a few hours later. And he seemed privileged to get the opportunity.
His comment read: “Who would know or even recognize #Ibrahimovic having dinner in #losangeles #cityofangels … Not many. Having dinner with another great football player. #manutd #sport … Anywhere else the tabloids would be fighting for position to get a photo opp!”
Chinn did explain later on however that Pogba had in no way indicated that he was on his way to United, and that both players were dining with their families.
Part of that comment read: “Pogba didn’t say he was joining any club and I am sorry to speculate, but these two superstars were having dinner with their families together. A dinner that could have not taken place anywhere else without being disturbed by the press.”
However, Pogba later travelled to the ESPYs, hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, and was presented with a Manchester United shirt while he was there.
According to Manchester Evening News, he described the club as his “first family” when presented with the shirt, and was soon pressed on a possible return to United – the club he left on a free transfer four years ago.
Asked if he’d return to Old Trafford, he smiled and replied: “I don’t know. We’ll see, we’ll see.”
Pogba was also asked what he would do if Jose Mourinho called, and answered: “I don’t know. Let’s see. For the moment I’m at Juve and I’m happy. I don’t know where I want to go.”
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