Thursday 19 April 2018

Paul Pogba is quickly becoming football's most famous social media troll

Paul Pogba is expected to announced as Manchester United player on Monday.
Paul Pogba is expected to announced as Manchester United player on Monday.
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Paul Pogba’s bid to turn himself into football’s ultimate social media troll is continuing after yet another teasing image was posted on his Instagram account as the soap opera around his move to Manchester United continues.

Pogba and his PR team have been using his social media accounts to build up the hype as he closes in on a world record breaking move from Juventus, with the latest image a blatant example of attention seeking.

As he continues his enduring holiday in America, an image has appeared showing Pogba at Universal Studios next to a red carpet that is of a very similar colour to Manchester United’s home shirts.

The caption next to the image reads: “We catch Pogba with his contract in Universal Studios LA amusement park.”

Pogba also posted a second image, claiming he was undergoing medical checks, in what was a blatant attempt to poke fun at journalists who had claimed he was close to a move to Old Trafford on Friday.

These images follow on from a tweet from Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, who described journalists reporting on the enduring transfer saga as parrots, as he insisted no deal was in place between Juventus and United for the transfer of the player.

The latest social media jabs from Pogba could be viewed as a desperate attempt to add more followers to his Instagram account and build his 'brand', but there is a danger that his admirers will get a little bored with the constant teases that have been a side show in the soccer story of this summer.

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