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.
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.
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.
I can't believe this.
Yet somehow true.
— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019
“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.
Man I need to see the dog 🐶 Say hi to your lovely folks for me!
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) January 23, 2019
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.
Hi, @N8NathanPatrick 👋
From train to training — how about coming to see us at work in 🇦🇺 this summer on #MUTOUR?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 23, 2019