Photos: New Man United signing dines with Paul Pogba in LA
Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been hanging out together in Los Angeles...
Manchester United fans will be hoping that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been doing his bit to convince Paul Pogba to move to Old Trafford this summer – after a fan spotted the footballers dining together in Los Angeles this week.
Pogba has been heavily linked with a transfer to Old Trafford in recent weeks as Jose Mourinho searches for his fourth summer signing as United boss.
It remains to be seen whether the Red Devils can push through a big-money deal to bring Pogba back to the club from Juventus after his departure from Old Trafford in the summer of 2012.
Ibrahimovic has already signed for United as Mourinho moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford.
The former Sweden international is now enjoying some time off in California before the start of the new season.
And one fan spotted Ibrahimovic and Pogba dining together in LA amid the reports linking the French striker with a move to Old Trafford.
Here are the excited Instagram posts from the fan:
Ladies & gentlemen, let me clarify matters and set the record straight. I do not disturb celebrities in their free time, especially when they are with their families having dinner. However, in this given moment, a freind of mines son was very excited to see Ibrahimovic and I could not help myself. Nobody knew who they were and they dined undisturbed other then a very quick photo opp that took no more then 10 seconds, the magnitude of such stardom coupled with the #football transfer rumours with, #mufc interest in #pogba, knowing that #mourinho wants him and #Ibrahimovic #ibra_official, is already signed, and here they are in #losangeles eating in a swank restaurant TOGETHER, with their families. I heavily doubt they met to talk about #ronaldo, or maybe they did! As a #lfc supporter, which I confessed to both of them, I'd love to see them both at #mufc, it only makes the #premierleague an even greater spectacle, especially with #cfc signing #conte #mcfc signing #guardiola will make it an even more exciting season. It just gets better and better! 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. I did not recognize Pogba initially as he was wearing his cap, but they were both very gracious, humble and accommodating.. At the end of the evening, as they were waiting for their cars, valet drivers took note and the photo opps were taking place with some totally clueless of who they were.. I turned to a beautiful women and asked her as she looked on a little dumbfounded by the fuss 'do you know who he is?' And she turns to me 'of course I do! He's my husband!' I could not help but laugh. Minutes later Pogba, Ibrahimovic and their families all stood together and with Pogba's wife out of the photo holding her phone looked at me and gave me her phone to take the family portrait. They have some great shots taken by moi Bobby style! Below is Michael Hosking the great music concert promoter based in Asia who's son was the first to recognize them.
United start their Premier League campaign with a trip to Bournemouth on Sunday 14 August.