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Manchester United and France midfielder, Paul Pogba has rejected reports he is ready to quit the French national team over comments about Islam’s role in terrorism by the president, Emmanuel Macron.

Reports in the Middle East and the UK Sun Newspaper claimed Pogba had stepped down from national duties over Macron’s description of the murder of French school teacher Samuel Paty as an “Islamic terrorist attack”.

Paty, 47, was targeted for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students. He was beheaded by 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov. Seven people has since been detained by French police.

Macron’s strong speech received backlash in some quarters, with Turkish president Recep Erdogan questioning his French counterpart’s mental state.

However, Pogba, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, who converted to Islam in 2011, rejected the reports on Instagram, posting the caption “fake news” over a headline by The Sun which said he was retiring from international football

I didn’t quit: Paul Pogba denies quitting French national team over Macron’s terrorism comments

Manchester United and France midfielder, Paul Pogba has rejected reports he is ready to quit the French national team over comments about Islam’s role in terrorism by the president, Emmanuel Macron.

Reports in the Middle East claimed Pogba had stepped down from national duties over Macron’s description of the murder of French school teacher Samuel Paty as an “Islamic terrorist attack”.

Paty, 47, was targeted for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students. He was beheaded by 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov. Seven people has since been detained by French police.

Macron’s strong speech received backlash in some quarters, with Turkish president Recep Erdogan questioning his French counterpart’s mental state.

However, Pogba, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, who converted to Islam in 2011, rejected the reports on Instagram, posting the caption “fake news” over a headline by The Sun which said he was retiring from international football