- Paul Pogba marked the start of Ramadan by travelling to Mecca
- The Manchester United midfielder is a practicing Muslim
- Saturday, May 27, marked the the start of the 9th month in the Islamic calendar
- Pogba might not fast as he is named in France squad for games in June
Manchester United star Paul Pogba marked the start of the holy month of Ramadan by travelling to Saudi Arabia.
His trip comes three days after he helped Manchester United win the Europa League trophy with a 2 - 0 victory over Ajax in Stockholm, a match in which he scored.
Pogba, whose pictures filtered on social media wore simple white garments and was without his usual extravagant hairstyle.
The player was seen ahead of his pilgrimage to Mecca after Saturday, May 27, marked the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
The 24-year-old might not spend the next month fasting as he has been named in Didier Deschamps' squad for France's games against Paraguay, Sweden and England in June.
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Pogba was performing the 'umrah', a non-mandatory lesser pilgrimage to Mecca that that can be performed at any time of the year unlike the Hajj.
After the pre-season, the Frenchman will return to Old Trafford in July when United players have been told to report back.
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