Paul Pogba slams reports claiming he has retired from France national team

Ruben Hill
October 28, 2020

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has reportedly quit global football in the wake of comments made by French president Emmanuel Macron on "Islamist terrorism", reports The Sun, quoting a number of Middle Eastern news sources.

"One of our fellow citizens was assassinated today because he was teaching, he was teaching pupils about freedom of expression", French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters at the scene of the attack.

The Sun newspaper alleged that Pogba, a practicing Muslim, reacted to Macron's comments by quitting the national team.

Pogba said in an explanation through his official account in the "Instagram" application: "The Sun does it again, 100 percent unfounded news about me, about things that I did not say or not think about".

"I am appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated some "media" sources use me to make total fake headlines in the sensible subject of French current events and adding the French National Team to the pot". For me, I've never understood why Ole hasn't tried - maybe he has looked it at in training and hasn't liked it - why he hasn't tried one sitter with Pogba and Fernandes in front, like De Bruyne and Silva. Unfortunately, some press people don't act responsibly when writing the news, abusing their press freedom, not verifying if what they write/reproduce is true, creating a gossip chain without caring it affects people's lives and my life.

Pogba's apparent resignation was published Sunday in the Arabic sports website 195sports.com, which said that the decision to give the teacher the Legion d'honneur and the comments were the motivation for his decision to stop playing as a French worldwide. I will take all court actions against publishers and whoever helped spread this false news. "The story was also published by The Mirror, Mail Online and other websites".

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes should be used together as an advanced pairing in Manchester United's midfield, according to Gary Neville. "We apologize for any upset caused".

Macron assured that "unity and firmness are the only answers to the monstrosity of Islamic terrorism" after the assassination of 47-year-old teacher Samuel Paty, beheaded while returning to his home in a town 40 kilometers from Paris.

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