If there’s any footballer at Manchester United who’s going crazy about Romelu Lukaku’s transfer to the club, that person is Paul Pogba. The two friends are having a swell time off the pitch for now, and doing crazy things, too.
Images show Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.
Pogba was with his longtime buddy at UCLA prior to the Belgian’s medicals, ahead of United’s arrival in the states today.
One lesson learnt, weird things happen when best friends are super-excited about an unexpected or nearly-impossible occurrence.
An ESPN journalist Alexis Nunes who dared the duo to a game and unfortunately lost, will never forget her mistake.
The pretty reporter engaged Pogba and Lukaku to a rock, paper, scissors game, but got pushed into a swimming pool after she played paper while the footballers went for scissors. That was an agreement — sadly.
Luckily for Pogba, who has been on social media for his happy dance moves since news of his friend’s deal was made public, the lady survived from drowning.
It was just a fun game for the former Juventus midfielder, but less of that for the 24-year-old Belgium international who looked on in shock.
That’s what she got for getting an interview with superstars and celebrating the successful interactive session with a game, and a weird agreement.
Manchester United paid a whooping £89 million to get Pogba’s signatures from Juventus.
Meanwhile, Lukaku, a former Everton and Chelsea forward, got something very close at £75 million.
The bosom friends have been in L.A., conducting series of interviews and must be forgiven for getting overwhelmed with excitement.
Lukaku trained with the rest of Red Devils today in Los Angeles, and coach Jose Mourinho found time to taunt his rival team Chelsea, which showed interest in the player but lost at the last minute.
Pogba was believed to be the brainchild behind the successful deal.
“He’s a natural fit for Manchester United,” said Mourinho of Lukaku on the first day of the club’s US tour.
“He’s a big personality and a big player. It’s only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.
“He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome.
“I’m really looking forward to working with him again.”
Lukaku signed a 5-year deal with United, and has an option for one more year.