Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba returned to Makkah this week, marking the start of Ramadan with an Umrah pilgrimage.

In an Instagram post, Pogba said: “Only the person who comes here, that can understand the feeling. So I hope the people that never been here yet, they all will one day,”

“This a beautiful place. I cannot explain my feeling here. Inshallah [God willing] you all will come here one day.”

In an additional video, posted by Saudi Arabia’s government comunication, Pogba said: It’s an amazing place to come; purification of the body, purificaiton of the brain. I have a feeling that I cannot explain. I wish that the people who are watching this video will one day, Insa’Allah, you’re going to come here and do the Umrah or the Hajj.”

#من_مكة، هذا ما قاله بوغبا، نجم خط وسط مانشستر يونايتد لـ #التواصل_الحكومي— التواصل الحكومي (@CGCSaudi) May 22, 2018

Pogba, who commanded the then highest transfer fee in world football (£89m/$120m – now fifth highest) in moving from Juventus to Manchester United, is a key part of French squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The star-studded French squad also includes Kylian Mbappe (£128m/$171m) and Ousmane Dembele (£97m/$130m), both of whom feautre in the top four of the highest-paid transfers.

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