If you are an online person or you recently checked your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook feed you must be aware of the trending ‘#10yearschallenge’ by which people would post pictures of theirs 10 years ago alongside today’s ones.

Footballers were not left behind. Particularly, Manchester United gave some of their players a special treatment in line of that challenge by posting their then and now pictures on official club’s social media accounts. Let’s look at them

1.Paul Pogba


Pogba was in was the club’s youth team at the time and with no surprise had a different hairstyle 10 years ago.

The French international joined Old Trafford in July 2009, but quit the club 3 years later having made just seven appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson

He rejoined Red Devils in a then world record £89million deal in 2016, and has made incredible performance under Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in the past six games.

2.Nemanja Matic


Midfielder Nemanja Matic was among players given treatment by the club, and the 30 year-old looks very different in a Serbia kit.

In the last 10 years, Matic has played for Kosice, Chelsea twice and Benfica before his move to United in 2017.

3.Antonio Valencia


The only player on the list to have been at the club for the entire last decade is Antonio Valencia; who signed from Wigan in June 2009 for a fee of £16million  and has played 338 games for the club so far

4.Jesse Lingard


Lingard were not among players given treatment by the club, but has taken to Instagram to get involved.

The 26 year-old appeared to take the challenge far, sharing a picture that seemed to have been taken before 2009.

The picture shows Lingard posing in just a pair shorts with some abs drawn onto his body. Alongside that picture is modern day Lingard showing off his today’s physique with his dream six – pack abs!