Manchester United and French football superstar Paul Pogba said he would mistake urine for apple juice in an Instagram video as he updated his fans on his condition following a surgery. In an Instagram story, the midfielder said he would drink “pee pee” thinking that it's fresh apple juice as he was recovering from the anaesthesia and meds he was administered after the operation.
Pogba said he couldn’t confirm whether the operation was successful as he showed what looked like a leg in a cast. The ex-Juventus player grimaced while he was filming his ankle and told his 40-million-strong army of followers that he couldn’t move his toes. “I am still alive, that’s the good news. After the operation I still got the smile, I am blessed I am still alive”, Pogba said.
His “confession” and updates on his condition polarised Manchester United supporters, with some criticising his performance during the 2019/2020 season and saying they don’t want to see him in the club.
We dont want you— Glenn Siddle 🇬🇧 (@glenn7575) January 8, 2020
Pogba ... F..k off— John Taylor (@Shrimps1000) January 8, 2020
Rumours surfaced that the French star is “faking” his injury in order to leave Manchester United and reportedly move to Spain’s Real Madrid when the transfer window opens this January, something which was mentioned by social media users.
He is faking it like some said 🙄— FJ🔴 (@Fjworld_) January 8, 2020
From injury straight to euro's then straight to Madrid— D£NCH_32 (@DENCH_32) January 8, 2020
Others wished the World Cup winner a speedy recovery and noted that Man United needs him.
Get well baller 😎— Ruuza (@Ruuza8) January 8, 2020
Come back fast United need you Pogba❤️— olehenrik flaata ols (@repe05) January 8, 2020
One user found it sad that the football star has to constantly update fans about his condition to prove that he is loyal to the club.
It’s sad he can’t even recover in peace he has to do these to show his loyalty and dedication— Tre Dutty Bitch (@BigTeezo) January 8, 2020
As for the comment about mixing up pee with apple juice, netizens said that the medicine Pogba was administered was working very well.
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Whatever they gave him to relax, it's probably working too well now 🤣👍🏽!!!— Kwame Nseboah Nyarko (@KwameNseboah) January 7, 2020
One user wrote that Pogba would be sorry for being so open with his followers - and it appears he was right, as the football star posted a video in which he apologised for his bizarre comments and promised to delete his Instagram stories. Too late, monsieur Pogba, they are everywhere.
The Frenchmen has since posted a video showing himself leaving hospital and promised to “start rocking” and return to the pitch stronger.