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Paul Pogba channels Usain Bolt in race along the Great Wall of China

Manchester United midfielder does his best impression of the Olympic sprinting legend along the famous landmark

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 June, 2017, 3:16pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 June, 2017, 3:16pm

Manchester United fan Usain Bolt has often fancied himself quite the soccer player, but this time it was Paul Pogba who channelled the fastest man on the planet in a foot race along the Great Wall of China.

The United midfielder tagged Bolt’s username in a video posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts showing him doing his best imitation of the Olympic sprinting legend on the track.

Pogba is currently on a promotional tour and holiday in China and Hong Kong, having already visited his former Juventus teammate Carlos Tevez, who is now playing for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League.

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Though it looks like he may need to work on his fitness a bit more with United’s pre-season tour to the United States starting on July 15, having looked fairly exhausted at the end of this friendly sprint.

The Frenchman did manage, however, to get a ‘like’ on social media out of Jamaican Bolt, who jokingly called on United’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson to give him a trial at the club after winning 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

And, of course, no trip to a famous world landmark would be complete for Pogba without a trademark ‘dab’ celebration.

Dab with a view @adidasfootball #pogchina #heretocreate #greatwall

A post shared by Paul Labile Pogba (@paulpogba) on Jun 15, 2017 at 1:40pm PDT