Paul Pogba attended Manchester United’s annual Unicef event on Tuesday night wearing a sharp pinstripe suit…with a twist!
The ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of the Red Devils’ partnership with the charity, the longest of its kind between a global children’s organisation and a professional football club.
A whopping £225,000 was raised at the event. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even auctioned off the watch he was given on his first day as caretaker boss in a bid to increase the figure. The piece of jewellery was sold for £35,000.
The event appeared to be a black tie event but Pogba broke the mould in typical Pogba fashion.
The World Cup winner, who has been in sensational form since Jose Mourinho’s departure, arrived in a pinstripe suit with no tie.
Pogba’s suit also had a twist. The stripes formed words. They read: “PP La Pioche.”
The midfielder revealed this to be his nickname when he joined Juventus in 2012.
“My nickname in French is ‘la Pioche’,” he told Italian sport magazine Hurra Juventus. “That’s the kid who helps the others. I’m a good kid.”
Speaking at the event, caretaker boss Solskjaer said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to be back I have to say it’s been everything I hoped for and maybe even more.
Working with players like this has been fantastic as a manager and a coach and it’s great to be part of this club again and back home.
“I remember the first association I had with Unicef as a player in Beijing in 1999 and I’m honoured to now be the goodwill ambassador for Unicef back home in Norway.
“For me, it’s the closest charity to my heart and it’s fantastic to see so many people here and hopefully we can raise a lot of money.”