Paul Pogba Donates ‘Huge Amount Of Money’ For Young Manchester United Fan To Be Mascot

Paul Pogba Donates ‘Huge Amount Of Money’ For Young Manchester United Fan To Be Mascot
May 20, 2017

Manchester United News

Paul Pogba has donated a ‘huge amount of money’ at Manchester United’s Player Of The Year awards ceremony on Thursday Night, just days after his father passed away.

The Frenchman contributed out of his own pocket, raising thousands of pounds for Manchester United’s foundation, making Samuel, a sufferer from cerebral palsy, a mascot for next season.

Samuel went viral through a video from Manchester United’s foundation, in which the 11-year-old met his heroes, including Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David De Gea. The club were widely praised for making Samuel’s dream come true, but it seems it hasn’t stopped there, as Pogba has contributed even more.

The 24-year-old’s donation was revealed at the Player Of The Year Awards on MUTV by presenter Andy Goldstein “Paul Pogba put up a huge amount of money for Samuel to be mascot next season.”

Pogba’s donation meant that United’s awards raised in excess of £140,000. Better yet, Mark Chapman revealed an anonymous donor also donated £12,000 on the night.

Samuel’s cerebral palsy doesn’t stop him playing the sport he loves, as he imitates United shot-stopper David De Gea by playing in goal. In the video by the Manchester United foundation, Samuel says: “United show good emotions that they can keep going no matter what. So that’s what I say to myself: ‘Never, never, never give up.’ I’m in a wheelchair and I never give up. Just try. Try your hardest.”

You can watch the video below:

 

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