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WATCH: Man United star Pogba's Eid Al Adha message to his friends in Dubai

James Jose/Dubai
Filed on July 31, 2020
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. - Agencies

The 27-year-old midfielder, who won the World Cup with France two years ago, is a devout muslim

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has wished all his friends in Dubai on the occasion of Eid as well as all the muslims in the world.

The 27-year-old midfielder, who won the World Cup with France two years ago, is a devout muslim and sent out a video message greeting everyone on Eid Al Adha on Friday.

"Salaam alaikum. It is Paul Pogba. Just want to wish Eid Mubarak to all my Dubai friends and all the muslims in the world," Pogba said in the message, which has been shared on the Dubai Sports Council's social media platforms.

Pogba, capped 69 times by France, scored the third goal in France's 4-2 World Cup triumph over Croatia in the 2018 final in Russia.

Pogba, who is on his second stint with United, after having represented the Red Devils in the 2011-12 season, returned to the Theatre of Dreams in 2016.

Pogba returned to action in June following the Project Restart after recuperating from an ankle injury that had required surgery in January. It was a recurrence of the injury he had suffered back in August last year.

He made his first start since September last year in a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on June 24. And he scored his first goal of the season as United defeated Aston Villa 3-0, earlier this month.

Pogba has made 161 appearances for United across all competitions and scored 32 goals with 33 assists.

Following his first spell with United, Pogba joined Serie A champions Juventus where he spent four fruitful seasons. Pogba made 178 appearances for The Old Lady during which he won the Italian top flight in all four seasons of his stay.

He was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French government in 2018.


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