Man Utd players enjoy evening with Salt Bae – Messi among 24 stars who have met chef icon

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery recently caused controversy with an online rant after being criticised for eating a gold coated steak served by Salt Bae, while even the likes of Roberto Mancini and Fabio Capello have stopped for quick snap.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently referenced his friend with a picture from Arsenal training on his Instagram account, while Mario Gotze and Cesc Fabregas have posed for photos with the chef.

Being originally based in Turkey, Salt Bae has met a lot of footballers plying their trade in the Super Lig including Robin van Persie, Martin Skrtel and Arda Turan.

Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and the entire West Ham team have been entertained at various stages by the star, while fellow sports stars Roger Federer and Floyd Mayweather are also among those who have shared an evening with the internet sensation.