Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard filmed delicately feeding white tiger cub

As Manchester United’s escape for some winter warmth came to a close on Thursday, star players Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard made the most of their final moments in Dubai by feeding a white tiger cub.

The duo could be seen on Lingard’s Instagram story carefully feeding the infant cat milk from a bottle as it lay across them.

Lingard showed no fear as the cub latched onto the bottle and gripped the midfielder’s hands so he could drink.

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Pogba also looked at ease as he stroked the cub’s stomach and kissed it on the head while it drank from the bottle.

After feeding time had finished, Lingard could then be seen stroking the tiger while he gave his followers a closer look at his new friend.

Jose Mourinho’s side have now concluded their trip to Dubai, enjoying a warm weather training camp following the busy festive football period.

Thursday’s session was United’s last at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex following their arrival on Monday – three days after their FA Cup victory over Derby at Old Trafford.

The squad do not return to action until Monday when they welcome struggling Stoke to Old Trafford.

It remains to be seen whether Mourinho will strengthen his squad with some new arrivals in the January transfer window.

News emerged today that the Portuguese boss is attempting to halt rivals Manchester City in their pursuit of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

The Premier League leaders are understood to have offered £20million for Sanchez, but United’s bid is closer to Arsenal’s asking price of £35m. They are also prepared to better City’s personal terms of £250,000 a week.

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