"Had a lovely time meeting manager/players"
Amir Khan met with some of Manchester City’s players as he visited the club’s training facilities.
Since retiring earlier in 2022, the former boxer has met some of the biggest names in football.
Amir received an invite to visit the Etihad Campus and he was understandably delighted to make the trip over to Manchester.
The 35-year-old was pitchside watching the first team being put through their paces and working on different techniques, posting video clips of their training session.
Amir also met the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri.
He also did the classic fist pose photo with manager Pep Guardiola.
Amir posted a video of himself greeting Jack Grealish.
He captioned the post: “Thank you @mancity for inviting me to your training ground. Had a lovely time meeting manager/players and watching them train.”
But Amir uploaded a separate post of himself meeting striker Erling Haaland, who has taken the Premier League by storm since joining from Borussia Dortmund.
Amir Khan looked delighted to meet City’s number nine, who towered over him as they were introduced to one another.
He captioned the video: Nice to meet @mancity striker @erling.haaland today. Thank you to Man City for inviting me to the training ground.”
The likes of Amir’s wife Faryal Makhdoom and Adam Azim loved the moment.
Meanwhile, Instagram users pointed out the vast height difference between the two.
One said: “Haaland looks like a giant.”
Another wrote: “He is huge.”
However, others took the opportunity to poke fun at Amir Khan.
Some referenced the caption Amir used when he met Sir Alex Ferguson, which was revealed to have been copied from the Manchester United legend’s Wikipedia page.
One troll wrote: “Amir’s original caption – Nice to meet Erling Haaland today.
“A Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Norway national team.
“Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his speed, strength and finishing.”
Others wondered why Amir was meeting Manchester City players when he claimed to be a Manchester United fan.
One asked: “Ain’t you supposed to be a red?”
“We all thought you were a Manchester United fan.”
A third commented: “Thought you were supposed to be a red?”
The trolling continued as some netizens discovered that Amir made a mistake when tagging the players in his post.
Instead of tagging Rodri, Amir mistakenly tagged Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo De Paul and users mocked him for it.
One wrote: “You tagged the wrong Rodri.”
Another said: “You have tagged a player who doesn’t even play for us.”
A third commented: “He just mentioned Rodrigo De Paul from Argentina instead of Rodri from Spain Lol.”