22nd January 2018
Manchester United Star Paul Pogba in Mecca for the Holy Month of Ramadan!!
By a press release (30/05/17)
Manchester United and French star Paul Pogba has flown to Saudi Arabia to observe the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Just three days after lifting the Europa League trophy with victory over Ajax in Stockholm, Pogba was spotted wearing a simple white garment and sported a new low-key hairstyle ahead of his pilgrimage to Mecca after Saturday marked the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. (Pictured: Paul Pogba, first right).
The 24-year-old is a practising Muslim but it is not known if he will spend the next month fasting with the world's most-expensive player named in Didier Deschamps' squad for France's games against Paraguay, Sweden and England in June.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was spotted preparing to pray in Saudi Arabia. Pogba was present in Mecca at the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday. The world's most expensive player marked the fasting month by giving thanks to Allah.
Pogba posted a video on Instagram of him twirling his luggage outside his home in Manchester, telling his followers: “On my way to go say thank you for this season. See you soon Manchester! En route to my prayers!”
In pictures posted on Twitter, Pogba is seen dressed in all white ahead of 'Umrah', the non-mandatory lesser pilgrimage to Mecca that - unlike Hajj - can be performed at any time of the year.
The former Juventus midfielder who scored United's opening goal in the 2-0 victory over Ajax at the Friends Arena last Wednesday, was later spotted ahead of his period of introspection.
Pogba hailed Mecca as the 'most beautiful thing I've seen in my life.' The 24-year-old posted a short video of him preparing to head to the airport in Manchester.
Pogba dances on the pitch after United beat Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday when he proudly holds the Europa League trophy in Stockholm after a memorable night.
The more subdued appearance from the £100million midfielder is a far cry from the energetic celebrations on the pitch in Sweden barely 72 hours ago as he joined his family to toast the first European trophy of his career.
Pogba can look forward to a prolonged break following next month's international commitments, with United due to play six pre-season fixtures in the United States and Norway.
The Frenchman will return to Old Trafford in July where he will be joined again by Michael Carrick, who has signed a new one-year contract extension with the Red Devils.
Courtesy: Daily Mail London