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Fan’s parents take photos with Man Utd players on train without realising who they are

Son tells engrossing story of Dad's picture with Pogba.

A fan's mum and dad took a photo with Paul Pogba on a train without realising who the Man Utd player was
(Image: Martin J.Galloway)

A couple sharing a train carriage with some of the Manchester United squad had their picture taken with Paul Pogba, though they didn’t know who he was at the time.

Their son, Nathan Patrick, vividly shared the experience via his own Twitter account.

IT'S PAUL BLOODY POGBA pic.twitter.com/UhFm0qZBiN

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

Apparently disturbed by an Uno card game taking place on one of the tables close to them, a couple of men came over to apologise and asked if they would like a photo taken together.

Despite an insistence that this was not necessary, Dad, currently in England for work purposes, posed with the pair before asking for some clarification from his son.

Nathan’s full story is below:

You guys…

I can't believe this.

It's… unbelievable.

Yet somehow true.

Thread:

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

I've always loved sport. Ever since I can remember, I've played it, watched it – it's always been a main part of my life.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

My family though just has no interest. Zero. My Nanna liked the Tennis (God rest her soul) but I never had anyone to watch it with at home, couldn't talk about it. *violins play*

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

Present Day –

Football is my #1. It's beautiful, simple yet complicated, and played all over the globe.

All. Over. The. Globe.

3.572 billion people watched the 2018 World Cup, where France defeated Croatia in a thrilling Final.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

My family? Still no interest.

My sister and her beautiful family do their thing, my brother is some type of genius, and my parents are in England for a bit where my Dad is working on a big project.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

I keep trying to get my parents to watch a game while they're over there, but it just won't ever happen.

They learnt the first few lines from It's Coming Home, so I guess that's something.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

Then, this morning, I wake up to a few messages.

They're from Mum and Dad.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

They were on a train, and a group of people were behind them, playing Uno.

Mum and Dad turned around a few times, as apparently they were making a little bit of noise.

Yes my parents get disturbed by an exciting card game, now you can see I don't think they'd cope with Wembley.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

These lads knew they were making a bit of noise, so they come up to Mum and Dad, and apologise, and ask if they'd like a photo.

Dad is like, oh, that's nice, and gives one of the gentleman his phone for this stranger to take a photo of Mum and Dad on this train from Manchester.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

The stranger looks weirdly at my Dad, at says (with a French accent) "No, no no, I am asking if you would like a photo with me, sir?"

My Dad looks at my Mum like who on earth does this guy think he is?

But also my Dad is mega-polite, and obliges to be in the photo.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

Having read through all of these messages, my Dad sends through the photo, and asks "Nathan, you wouldn't happen to know who this is?".

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

IT'S PAUL BLOODY POGBA pic.twitter.com/UhFm0qZBiN

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

(and Nemanja Matic)

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

MY PARENTS ARE ON A TRAIN WITH THE ENTIRE MANCHESTER UNITED SQUAD AND THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY DON'T

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

MY DAD ASKED PAUL POGBA TO TAKE A PHOTO OF HIM AND MY MUM

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

THE NOISY UNO HOOLIGANS AREN'T LOUD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ON THEIR WAY TO WATCH A FILM IT'S THE MOST FAMOUS FOOTBALL TEAM ON THE PLANET YOU STUPID STUPID GORGEOUSLY IGNORANT ADORABLE STUPID PEOPLE THAT I DESCENDED DIRECTLY FROM

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

It's been about an hour since this all went down, but I'm still angry and hurt and confused.

HE JUST WON THE BLOODY WORLD CUP WITH FRANCE FUNNY THAT HE HAS A BIT OF A FRENCH ACCENT YOU ADORABLE MUPPETS

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

Screenshots if proof is required, but also surely all you need are my tears.

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

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— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

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— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

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— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

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— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

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— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

red crocodile skin luggage WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD CUP WINNERS MEDAL AROUND HIS NECK YOU HUMBLE PEASANT

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019

They are now sharing photos of a dog they saw after they got off the train, so I think it's safe to say they've moved on.

Thank you for your time.

Football, eh? ⚽️❤

— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) January 20, 2019