Manchester United and Paul Pogba respond to viral story about couple who had no idea who he was

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The Australian couple had no idea who Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic were
The Australian couple had no idea who Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic were

It was the story that went viral earlier this week.

Paul Pogba was one of several Manchester United players who disturbed an Australian couple while playing a game of Uno on a train.

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In an effort to make up for their rowdy behaviour, Pogba and teammate Nemanja Matic apologised and offered to pose for a photo with the non-plussed passengers, who had absolutely no idea who the famous pair were.

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However, their son Nathan Patrick did and he created a thread on Twitter to run through the whole exchange of how his bemused parents came to have a picture with the two United stars.

“These lads knew they were making a bit of noise, so they come up to mum and dad, and apologise, and ask if they’d like a photo,” Patrick wrote on Twitter.

“Dad is like, ‘oh, that’s nice’, and gives one of the gentlemen his phone for this stranger to take a photo of mum and dad on this train from Manchester.

“The stranger looks weirdly at my dad, and says (with a French accent) ‘No, no, no, I am asking if you would like a photo with me, sir?

“My dad looks at my mum like ‘who on earth does this guy think he is?’. But also my dad is mega-polite and obliges to be in the photo.

With more than 28,000 retweets it’s no surprise the saga has come to the attention of the club and Pogba himself.

“Man I need to see the dog,  say hi to your lovely folks for me,” Pogba tweeted Wednesday.

And Manchester United have now invited Nathan, along with his parents, to visit the squad at training on this summer’s pre-season tour to Australia and to watch their game against Perth Glory in July.

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