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31st Oct 2016

WATCH: Paul Pogba looks very awkward as he makes surprise appearance at NFL press conference

We don't think he was expecting this

Kevin Beirne

Paul Pogba might not have settled back into life at Manchester as quickly as fans would have liked, but he’s still one of the biggest names in world sport.

It’s not as if the Frenchman would be allowed to fade into obscurity less than 100 days after becoming the most expensive athlete in the history of sport following his transfer between two of the most famous clubs in the most popular game in the world.

So, when the another kind of football came to London over the weekend to try and tap into a non-American audience, it was no surprise to discover the players knew who Pogba was. In particular, the Manchester United midfielder appeared to strike up a friendship with Washington defensive back Josh Norman.

The pair met up after Washington and Cincinnati played out a tie, much to the disgust of Americans everywhere (which in turn disgusted us).

During his post-match press conference, Norman wanted to introduce the world to his new-found friend and invited him on stage to say a few words.

But fresh from a goalless draw with Burnley on Saturday, Pogba was not in a talkative mood as he mumbled his way through the experience like an awkward teenager.

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