Paul Pogba pledges financial support to help children fight against coronavirus

Paul Pogba pledges financial support to help children fight against coronavirus

- Paul Pogba of the Manchester United football side has vowed to help children by raising funds to fight the coronavirus

- The Frenchman has just turned 27 years old and has decided to embark on a charity project

- Pogba has made just eight appearances for Manchester United with just two assists credited to his name

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba has chosen to celebrate his birthday in an unforgettable fashion.

The 2018 World Cup-winning star turned 27 on 15 March, but instead of throwing big parties as some stars would do, he decided to set up a fundraising page to help fight the coronavirus.

Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford remains doubtful, has chosen to help children raise money to help them stay healthy during this trying period.

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Covid-19 has ravaged the entire world - leaving all the top five European Leagues suspended until sometime in April.

The former Juventus player has now chosen to help children who have contracted the virus stay healthy with his gesture.

According to the BBC, Pogba set up the birthday fundraiser to "help fight this war against Covid-19", and added that he will double the fund if his goal of £270 000 (around R5.5 million) is reached.

"The impact of a large-scale outbreak, especially on poor and vulnerable children, can be immense," Pogba wrote.
"It's my birthday and I'm always grateful that me, my family and friends are healthy. Nonetheless, not everybody is in good health right now. At times like this, we need to come together."

BBC stated that the proceeds from the fundraising would be used to buy disposable gloves, surgical masks and vented goggles for health workers.

Pogba has made less than ten appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions with just two assists credited to him.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Spanish League giants Real Madrid have reportedly rekindled their interests in Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and a deal could happen at the end of this season.

The Senegalese attacker has been more than impressive for the Reds all through this season - scoring 16 goals and seven assists across competitions.

His contributions to the Merseyside club helped them win the Champions League last season, and they are on the verge of being crowned Premier League winners for the first time in over three decades.

Los Blancos signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea last summer but the Belgian's reign has been marred with series of injuries. And the La Liga side has now made reigning Africa's best player their priority signing when the summer transfer window opens in a few months from now.

According to Daily Star, Zinedine Zidane has been following the progress of the player since the last two seasons when they lost the UCL final to Real.

The Frenchman has attempted to lure the former Southampton star away from Anfield but nothing of such happened.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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