World’s most expensive footballer plays prank on journalist after he and pal Romelu Lukaku were interviewed in Los Angeles holiday pad
PAUL POGBA proved he is always up for a laugh, as he pushed a reporter into a swimming pool while she was wearing a dress.
The Manchester United midfielder has been in Los Angeles as the rest of Jose Mourinho‘s squad have flown over to the West Coast for pre-season training.
The Frenchman has been hanging out with Romelu Lukaku, ahead of the Belgian striker’s £75million move to United being confirmed in the next 48 hours.
And the ESPN FC reporter was clearly ready to risk a dry frock as she challenged the pair to a game of rock, paper, scissors.
When she lost, Pogba, 24, cheekily pushed her into the swimming pool.
United’s squad are set to meet up in the next 24 hours, with Pogba and Lukaku joining Mourinho’s troops in Los Angeles.
Mourinho traditionally likes to do pre-season training at UCLA’s plush campus in West Hollywood.
United then play games against LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valarenga and Sampdoria.
They then face European champs Real in the Super Cup final on August 8.
And Lukaku will want to use the pre-season to gel with his team-mates as he looks to improve on last season’s 25-goal haul.
Lukaku told the American broadcaster: “It’s the biggest club in the world, it’s a club that is hungry to win the league, to be dominant in the world again.
“This is the opportunity I always wanted as a child. When they came calling I didn’t think twice.
“So I’m really delighted to hopefully be part of the history.
“Who would say no to the biggest club in the world? The best stadium in England, the best fans.
“It’s a perfect opportunity, I always said that I want to play for a team that’s challenging for every trophy.
“I think Manchester United wants to be that dominant force.
“If you look at the history it says enough. To become part of a club like them is something that I really wanted.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity, now it’s time to work hard.”
Meanwhile Pogba and Lukaku have had their fair share of antics over the past couple of weeks in California.
The pair were rapped by the Beverly Hills Police Department and given a citation for a noise complaint close to their rented pad in the hills around the city.
But they have also been training in the sunshine as Lukaku, 24, had his medical in the city.
Pogba was snapped giving a stunned Hollywood flower seller a 10 Euro note when buying a woman in a red dress some roses.
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