Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba offers a press convention after a gala soccer match between All Star France and Guinea on the Vallee du Cher Stadium in Excursions, central France, on December 29, 2019, as a part of the “48h for Guinea” charity occasion. GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has promised to financially help the combat to cease the unfold of the coronavirus.
Pogba has organised a fundraising web page on Fb and the France midfielder will double the quantity raised if the goal of £27,000 is reached.
World Cup winner Pogba, who had his 27th birthday on Sunday, wrote: “It’s my birthday and I’m at all times grateful that me, my household and mates are wholesome. Nonetheless, not all people is in good well being proper now.
“The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting the well being and lives of many, together with kids. The influence of a large-scale outbreak, particularly on poor and weak kids, may be immense.
“UNICEF helps forestall the unfold of Coronavirus by supplying important medical provides, consulting with communities and implementing prevention campaigns.
“It’s a precedence to cease the unfold of this new virus, and the misinformation that’s spreading alongside it.
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“At occasions like this we have to come collectively. Together with your assist, I’m hoping right this moment to boost £27,000 to assist combat this battle and I’ll double the quantity if we attain the aim.
“If we handle to achieve our goal, will probably be sufficient to offer 333,332 pairs of disposable gloves for well being employees, 2,777 surgical masks to assist forestall the illness spreading additional and 9,615 units of vented goggles.
“Any quantity shall be welcome to assist combat this battle towards COVID19. Thanks for all of the help. Keep secure.”
Pogba’s enchantment had raised over £2,000 inside hours of being launched.