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There’s an excellent reason Paul Pogba was dabbing at the Munich ceremony — he was making a young fan very happy

Some criticised the Frenchman for being insensitive but the truth is he was being a genuinely top bloke

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.

In 1958, a plane carrying Man United’s ‘Busby Babes’ crashed as it attempted to take off from Munich-Riem Airport.

23 people tragically lost their lives.

The club have always ensured that those who passed away are not forgotten and yesterday was no different.

Players and managers, past and present, joined thousands of fans at Old Trafford for a special service to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the tragic event.

Michael Carrick, Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward and Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford yesterday

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Michael Carrick, Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward and Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford yesterday

Jesse Lingard was criticised by fans because of Twitter activity from his account during the ceremony.

The midfielder issued an apology, stating that a member of his media team had replied to a tweet about FIFA 18 while he was paying his respects at Old Trafford.

Lingard wasn’t the only player wrongfully accused of being insensitive on the day.

Many of social media branded Paul Pogba ‘disrespectful’ after a photo emerged of him dabbing while still at the ground.

However, the truth behind the gesture is that the Frechman was greeting a young fan, making his day in the process.

Pogba, Juan Mata and David De Gea went out of their way to pose for photos with Alex Nield, a young fan who attends most United games.

Nield was dabbing as Pogba walked over and the 24-year-old was simply mirroring his gesture.

The video below, posted by Alex himself, shows the incident clearly…

Enthusiastic interaction with players can mean so much to the fans.

Pogba (and the other players involved) deserves nothing but respect for this and it’s clear that, in context, he was not acting inappropriately in the slightest.

Top man, Paul.


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