Manchester United’s world-renowned Muslim footballer Paul Pogba has denied reports that he has refused to represent France over anti-Islamic remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron .
Paul Pogba, in his Instagram post, called the news baseless and said that he had neither said nor thought so.
It may be recalled that the British newspaper The Sun had claimed that Pogba had refused to represent France over the anti-Islamic statement made by French President Emmanuel Macron .
A report published on an Arab website said that Pogba’s decision not to play for France came after President Macron announced France’s highest honor for a teacher killed by a Muslim man for showing blasphemous sketches to students.
Paul Pogba, who made his international debut in 2013, was also part of the French team that won the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
English football club Manchester United bought Paul Pogba from Italian club Juventus in 2016 for a record 89.3 million euros, the most expensive purchase ever.