Manchester United star Paul Pogba has announced he has signed for a Call of Duty team called ‘Verdansk FC’.
United fans were expecting him to reveal that he has signed a new contract but were left stunned when they found out what his news was.
The £89million man has been continually linked with a move away from Old Trafford and has less than a year left on his current deal.
There were reports he was ready to sign a new contract with United qualifying for the Champions League last season.
Pogba posted on Twitter on Tuesday saying ‘Tomorrow’ with an emoji with glaring eyes and revealed on Wednesday that he had in fact joined a Call of Duty team.
Verdansk is the name of a map in the video game ‘Call of Duty Warzone’ in which millions of players fight to be the last team standing.
Content creators and Call of Duty professionals have joined the same team as Pogba in what appears to be a marketing campaign set up by Call of Duty’s parent company Activison.
One fan tweeted in response to Pogba’s announcement saying ‘Really Paul?’
Another person posted a photo of an angry Graeme Souness who is a former Liverpool player and now a Sky Sports pundit and has been heavily critical of Pogba in the past.
Someone else who may have been expecting a new contract announcement said: ‘bro what?’
Pogba had a frustrating 2019-20 season, playing just seven games before undergoing surgery on a persistent ankle injury in January.
But coronavirus suspension allowed the 27-year-old to recover from injury and play an important role in United qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
He also began to develop a promising partnership with Bruno Ferndandes in the United midfield and appears to be on good terms with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again.
Supporters have been encouraged by what they’ve seen from the World Cup winner since his return from injury and are hoping he will continue to get back to his best form in a United shirt.