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French star Paul Pogba performs Umrah in Makkah ahead of World Cup

Pogba makes visit to holy city ahead of FIFA World Cup in Russia

French star Paul Pogba performs Umrah in Makkah ahead of World Cup
Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba returned to Makkah this week, marking the start of Ramadan with an Umrah pilgrimage.

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba returned to Makkah this week, marking the start of Ramadan with an Umrah pilgrimage.

In an Instagram post, Pogba said: “Only the person who comes here, that can understand the feeling. So I hope the people that never been here yet, they all will one day,”

“This a beautiful place. I cannot explain my feeling here. Inshallah [God willing] you all will come here one day.”

In an additional video, posted by Saudi Arabia’s government comunication, Pogba said: It’s an amazing place to come; purification of the body, purificaiton of the brain. I have a feeling that I cannot explain. I wish that the people who are watching this video will one day, Insa’Allah, you’re going to come here and do the Umrah or the Hajj.”

Pogba, who commanded the then highest transfer fee in world football (£89m/$120m – now fifth highest) in moving from Juventus to Manchester United, is a key part of French squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The star-studded French squad also includes Kylian Mbappe (£128m/$171m) and Ousmane Dembele (£97m/$130m), both of whom feautre in the top four of the highest-paid transfers.