There has been something odd with Kylian Mbappe’s messages on Instagram over the past few days, with Manchester United’s name popping up when you click ‘translate’.

This was the case again on Sunday after Paris Saint-Germain’s dramatic 4-3 over Lille, in which Lionel Messi struck an injury-time winner.

Mbappe sent a message which in French read “LA RAGE DE VAINCRE…🔴🔵 @psg“.

But when you click ‘Translate to English’, the message transforms into something else entirely, with Manchester United popping up.

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Mbappe Instagram curiosity


There is confusion around why Kylian Mbappe’s messages appear this way. Just putting in a red and blue dot does not generate the word Manchester United, while nor does ‘@psg’.

The one notable connection comes via the word on Mbappe’s chest on his PSG kit… Qatar.

Manchester United are subject of a bid from Qatari investor Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Jaber Al Thani.

While he or his Nine Two Foundation has no apparent connection to PSG owners QSI or the Qatari royal family, this all seems a little coincidental.

Is Kylian Mbappe coming to Manchester United any time soon? Probably not, but we can dream of what an attack featuring the French striker and Marcus Rashford might look like.

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