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James Harden hangs out with the world's most expensive footballer Paul Pogba

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James Harden didn't head to the Rio Olympics with Team USA this summer and he did not have a very long postseason either, but the Houston Rockets superstar certainly finds ways to keep himself busy.

Instead of battling for a gold medal with the United States men's basketball team this weekend, The Beard was in Manchester on Friday night to see the debut of the most expensive footballer in the world - Paul Pogba.

The 23-year-old Frenchman has returned to Manchester United after four years away with Juventus and the Red Devils stumped up £89.3 million to bring him back to Old Trafford.

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Pogba got off to a sensational start to life back in England as he led United to a 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League, thanks to a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

However, the midfield maestro made the most interceptions, succeeded in the most take-ons and created the most chances in the game to really stamp his authority.

Harden - a four-time All-Star and second in scoring in the NBA last season with 29 points a game - was at the Theatre of Dreams to watch Pogba's second debut for the club and he even got United's No. 6 to sign his Manchester United shirt after the game.

The most expensive footballer in the world posted a couple of updates with Harden on Twitter, and despite being an NBA megastar, it seems the shooting guard still finds time to be a fan.

Harden himself earns a pretty penny in his field. Back in July, he signed a four-year, $118.1 million contract extension with the Rockets. Is this another brooding cross-sport bromance?

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