Two of the Old Trafford conquerors showed their lighter side days before the game, relaxing with a couple of Spanish adult actresses seemingly unaware the webcam had been left on
On Thursday night Javi Martinez and Iker Muniain impressed as cogs in a finely tuned Athletic Bilbao team that triumphed over Manchester United in the Europa League.
But days earlier, the two Spanish internationals let their hair down and were photographed partying with a couple of well-known amateur adult actresses.
Carolina Abril, the dark-haired girl on the left, later tweeted an explanation for the photo. She said both footballers did not know what she did for a living and it was just a chance meeting among 25 people gathered at a barbecue.
Carolina Abril | Preparing men for trips to Manchester since last week
Whilst Martinez at least retained some dignity with a relatively serious approach to the photo, 19-year-old Muniain may look back on this in the years to come with a tinge of regret.
We won't ask (or speculate) what the woman closest to him is doing - perhaps reaching for an ice cold Estrella-Damm, we may never know.
Nonetheless, I guess the moral is: if you're young, wealthy and a footballer you really can have it all. Though quite why Martinez has donned his own Spanish kit is beyond me.
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