Paul Pogba shares spiritual trip to Makkah on social media

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

JEDDAH: France and Manchester United star Paul Pogba is back in Saudi Arabia to make a pilgrimage to Makkah during the holy month of Ramadan.

Pogba posted a video to Twitter commenting on the beauty of the holy city.

The 25-year-old Muslim told his followers that he hoped they would be able to visit “this beautiful place” as he shot video of the Holy Mosque and the Kaaba.

Pogba said: “Only the person that comes here would understand the feeling. So I hope the people that have never have been here yet will do one day.

“Beautiful place. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. And the feeling, I cannot even explain to you,” he added.

Pogba: “Allah u akbar. God is the greatest :pray::skin-tone-5:” #mufc [Ig]

— United Xtra (@utdxtra) May 21, 2018

Many people reacted positively to his post on social media because, despite his fame and wealth, he remains aware of his religious duties as a Muslim.

The United star has a week off before linking up with the France squad looking to triumph at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which kicks off June 14.

Pogba made a similar trip last year, when he journeyed to Makkah just days after United had won the Europa League by beating Ajax in the final.