Pogba felt ‘lucky’ to get Julia Roberts kiss after random Man Utd trip

Julia Roberts discovers her ancestral line

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After Pep Guardiola’s rant on Tuesday night, Julia Roberts has somehow found herself in the footballing spotlight once again. The Pretty Woman and Notting Hill actor previously visited Manchester United in 2016. And Paul Pogba then shared an image of himself being kissed by the 55-year-old days later while labelling himself ‘lucky’.

On Tuesday night, after Manchester City hammered RB Leipzig 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola insisted he’d always be a failure at the club.

And he then randomly decided to cite Roberts’ visit to United back in 2016 as a reason why.

“I am a failure in the Champions League,” he said.

“If I win the Champions League three times in a row I will be a failure.

“I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts. These are my three idols.

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“Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning titles and titles and titles.

“She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?

“And she went to visit Man United. She didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I win the Champions League it will not compare for the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.

“Even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to this disappointment I had.”

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How random.

Roberts did indeed visit United back in 2016, attending a match between the Red Devils and West Ham.

The game ended 1-1, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic netting to cancel out an early goal from Biafra Sakho.

Roberts was snapped talking to Coleen Rooney on the field, with the latter’s husband Wayne involved in the fixture.

And she spoke out admitting she had enjoyed her time in Manchester, while also hailing Pogba for the way he acted around her young children.

“What I love about Manchester United is the feeling of family,” said the actor, whose niece Emma has followed in her career footsteps by appearing in films such as Nerve and We’re the Millers.

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“That’s what we gravitate towards, is the closeness and warmth – there’s just a real connection that everyone has on the field and off the field.

“To get a glimpse of it and be a tiny part of it is thrilling.

“Paul Pogba gave my son a lovely talk about believing in yourself, it was lovely.”

Then, taking to social media in the aftermath the showdown, Pogba decided to have some fun on social media.

The midfielder, who is currently at Juventus, shared a picture of himself beaming as Roberts smooched him on the cheek.

“Today I met not only a great actress but also a wonderful woman, who’s lucky now?” he said in the caption.

Guardiola was already clearly irked by Roberts’ decision to visit United, instead of City.

And whether she returns to Manchester anytime soon, to watch them in action under Erik ten Hag, remains to be seen. 

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