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10th Jul 2017

Reporter learns the wet way that conducting poolside interviews with Paul Pogba is a risk

She was playing a game with Pogba and Romelu Lukaku

Darragh Murphy

Paul Pogba certainly enjoyed his summer holidays.

The Manchester United midfielder let his ever changing hair down while relaxing with new teammate Romelu Lukaku at the Los Angeles villa they rented for the past few weeks.

Several parties prompted noise complaints, visits from police officers and an arrest for Lukaku, while Pogba has never looked happier.

The Frenchman’s summer was made when he discovered that Lukaku to United was all but a done deal, bringing about a tremendous reaction.

After completing a medical on Saturday and finalising personal details with the Red Devils, Lukaku is expected to be unveiled as a United player at some stage on Monday.

Despite the fact that he was left out of the original 27-man United squad which has travelled to the US for a preseason tour that will take in games with LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City and Real Madrid, the Belgian will likely join up with his new teammates when the requisite paperwork is completed.

Lukaku gave his first interview since the £75 million deal was agreed to ESPN, who sent reporter Alexis Nunes to speak to the 24-year-old.

Nunes got more than she bargained for when Pogba showed up and also offered her an interview. But that wasn’t all he gave her.

United’s record signing also gave her one hell of a shove into the pool after a game of rock-paper-scissors.

The location of the game was questionable because Nunes could simply not have been any closer to the edge of the pool and she must have known that Pogba is nothing if not mischievous.