Paul Pogba denies quitting national team over President Macron’s comments

Paul Pogba denies quitting national team over President Macron’s comments

- Pogba was alleged to have called it quits with the French national football team

- The Manchester United player has refuted such claims branding it ‘fake news’

- Pogba was quick to react to the report as he further labeled it unacceptable

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Paul Pogba has branded reports that he has left the France national team as ‘fake news’ as the Manchester United further stated that such report is unacceptable.

UK outlet The Sun earlier reported that the 27-year-old is unhappy with the comments of French President Emmanuel Macron suggesting Islam was the source of international terrorism.

In a swift, Pogba took to his Instagram Story with "Unacceptable: Fake News" stamped over the top of the news headline.

The former Juventus star was quick to debunk such rumours saying the report has no basis as he looks forward to be selected for the 2021 European Championship and into the future.

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Recall that on October 16, a French teen of Chechen origin nabbed a high school history teacher and brutally killed him in Paris.

President Macron had on Friday, 23 October alleged that Islam has been the major source behind international terrorism.

Paul Pogba denies quitting national team over President Macron’s comments
The report indicating that Paul Pogba retired from International football has been labelled as fake news. Photo: Michael Regan
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The Sun, in their initial report citing Middle Eastern news sources, claimed Pogba was upset with the comments by the president, claiming he won’t play for the national team again.

However, the report claims that neither the player nor the French Football Association has made an official announcement.

Pogba denied the allegations made in the report.

He is, however, struggling at club level as he failed to start for Manchester United in their last three matches.

The midfielder is reportedly recovering to full fitness, according to Red Devils’ boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, it was earlier reported that Manchester United have lost a whooping £70 million in revenue due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak in just three months.

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The infection was declared a pandemic earlier with all football activities initially suspended before normalcy returned in June.

Although the Red Devils are not the only team badly hit by the virus, the club's chiefs are heavily lamenting after counting their losses.

United vice-chairman Ed Woodward explained that the Old Trafford outfit suffered a 'significant economic ramifications of the pandemic.

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