Paul Pogba put in phenomenal performance vs Roma despite fasting for Ramadan
During his Premier League spell, Paul Pogba has often come under criticism for underperforming: however, last night against Roma in the Europa League, he was unplayable, and he did it all while fasting for Ramadan.
Ramadan is a Muslim holy month, and throughout the month (April 12 to May 12) Muslim's fast during daylight hours.
Meaning when Pogba entered Old Trafford last night, he was amidst his fast.
"Paul Pogba was fasting for Ramadan last night. At FT, he quickly ate, then reappeared for media interviews, sipping an energy drink. All this with a massive smile. I asked how he manages fasting and playing. He looked up, pointed and said 'Allah helps us!'' Reshmin Chowdhury tweeted.
Despite being 2-1 down at half-time, United turned the fixture on its head – grabbing five goals in the second half, and Pogba himself was responsible for the fifth, putting United firmly in the driving seat for the second-leg.
He told BT Sport after the game: "The result is positive but it's not finished,
"There is one more leg to go through. We're going to have to stay focused and play with the same mentality."
"In the first half, we made two mistakes and conceded two goals. We were a bit all over the place after the second goal.
"At half-time, we said let's do the right things, let's do simple things. The manager spoke. We were all motivated to score as many goals as possible."
However, Pogba isn't the only football that has been fasting; on Monday Leicester and Crystal Palace agreed with the referee to pause their Premier League match so Wesley Fofana and Cheikhou Kouyate could break their Ramadan fast.
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