Paul Pogba makes young Manchester United fan’s day as Frenchman poses for picture with him outside The Lowry as team arrive before West Ham game
- Paul Pogba made a young Manchester United fan’s day outside The Lowry hotel
- The fan was down on his knees begging for a picture with the French midfielder
- Pogba walked over and happily obliged before making his way into the hotel
- United play West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday evening needing a win
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad were seen arriving at the plush hotel in Manchester’s city centre on the eve of their Premier League clash against West Ham.
A number of fans gathered as the team bus arrived outside the hotel but one young fan was captured down on his knees and begging for a picture with Pogba.
Paul Pogba was among the Manchester United players seen arriving at The Lowry on Friday
One young fan was captured down on his knees and begging for a picture with the Frenchman
Pogba walked over to have a photo taken as other fans clambered to grab a quick selfie too
As the Frenchman stepped off the coach, he saw the desperate fan and walked over to have a photo taken as other fans clambered to grab a quick selfie or have him sign their shirts.
While Pogba kept the fans happy, the rest of the squad were seen checking into their usual accommodation before a home game.
Juan Mata, Phil Jones, Scott McTominay and Romelu Lukaku were among the stars snapped making their way inside.
United face West Ham at home on Saturday desperate for three points in their four-way race with Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League.
It also comes just days after a 1-0 home defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of their quarter-final in the European competition, with the return leg penciled in for Tuesday night.
It remains to be seen just how many more times Pogba will check-in at The Lowry as he continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.
Juan Mata was among the United team seen arriving before their game against West Ham
Romelu Lukaku was keeping to himself with his headphones on as he stepped off the coach
Scott McTominay and Phil Jones were also present as they checked into the five-star hotel
Striker Marcus Rashford kept his head warm with a beanie hat as he strolled inside the lobby
Sportsmail understands that a change in Pogba’s attitude and body language has been noticed around the club since he admitted during the recent international break that it would be ‘a dream’ to play for Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane.
Manager Solskjaer believes his prized asset may be the target of a charm offensive from the usual elements in the Spanish media loyal to Real, sparking fears at Old Trafford that he could become the latest United star lured to the Bernabeu.
‘There might be a campaign, you never know what there is, but in my talks with Paul he’s always positive,’ said the Norwegian on Friday.
‘I don’t see a difference in him when I chat to him. He’s focused on performing and he’s a proud player. He always gives his best.
‘He had his highest ever output physically on Wednesday night. He’d never run as much in a United shirt. That was brilliant. The effort and attitude are there.’
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