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


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

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

It is no more news that 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 kids who have contracted the virus stay healthy with his gesture.

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#PaulPogba turns 27 today!

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According to 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 £27,000 is reached.


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“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.

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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.⠀ The #Coronavirus pandemic is affecting the health and lives of many, including children.⠀ The impact of a large-scale outbreak, especially on poor and vulnerable children, can be immense.⠀ ⠀ @UNICEF is helping prevent the spread of #Coronavirus by supplying vital medical supplies, consulting with communities and implementing prevention campaigns. It is a priority to stop the spread of this new virus, and the misinformation that’s spreading alongside it. ⠀ ⠀ At times like this we need to come together. 🤝⠀ ⠀ With your help, I am hoping today to raise £27,000 to help fight this war and I will double the amount if we reach the goal.⠀ If we manage to reach our target, it will be enough to provide:⠀ ⠀ * 333,332 pairs of disposable gloves for health workers +⠀ * 2,777 surgical masks to help prevent the disease spreading further +⠀ * 9,615 sets of vented goggles⠀ ⠀ To donate, go to my Facebook page or click on the link in my Bio.⠀ For more information: https://www.unicef.org.uk/coronavirus-facts/⠀ ⠀ Any amount will be welcome to help fight this war against #COVID19 💪🏾⠀ ⠀ Thank you for all the support 🙏🏾⠀ Stay safe!

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Meanwhile, Manchester United manager has insisted that the club’s most expensive player will still be at Old Trafford next season.

Though Real Madrid seem to have given up their chase for the World Cup winner, Juventus are still interested in re-signing their former star.

It would be recalled that the former Juventus star raised about £8,000 to provide for ‘clean water organisation charity’ in celebration of his 26th birthday.

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