Paul Pogba's start to his Manchester United career has been less than stellar after his £89million move from Juventus.
The same cannot be said for Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, who has kept up his pace as one of the very best shutdown cornerbacks in the National Football League since moving to Washington from the Carolina Panthers in free agency on a $75m deal.
Norman and the Redskins were in London this weekend as they took on the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley. Pogba was also there and the two star names linked up after the game, and it looks like they are, somehow, best mates.
After the game on Sunday ended in a tie - one that felt more like a loss for both teams - Norman was greeted and consoled in the locker room by Pogba, his friend. Norman even introduced Pogba as his guest during the postgame press conference.
After drawing himself at Old Trafford a day earlier, Pogba knew how Norman was feeling after the Redskins tie.
“I was mad too, like him,” Pogba said of United's frustrating 0-0 draw against Burnley. “But, you know, that’s the game. … To be honest, I feel like I’ve lost when I tie, but that’s just the game, you know? You just have to think about the next game and do better.”
“I’m a bit sad for my brother that he didn’t win today, but it was very good,” Pogba added. “Good feeling.”
Pogba even uploaded a video of him and Norman together to his Instagram account.
I don't know how these two became friends, but it is absolutely incredible. Long may this link between the NFL and the Premier League continue. I'll leave you with Norman's goal celebration at Wembley, which definitely needs some tips from Pogba.