Paul Pogba's dad dead: Tributes pour in for the Manchester United footballer after father Fassou Antoine dies aged 79

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[Wenn]

The Manchester United footballer’s father passed away, following a long-term illness.

His family reportedly confirmed the news to French newspaper, Le Parisien, on May 12, but no other details have been announced.

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Tributes have poured in for the dad of three, with many taking to Twitter to offer their support.

Paul Pogba shared a heartbreaking birthday message to his late dad

[Paul Pogba/Instagram]

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“@paulpogba sorry for your loss PP! Thoughts are with you and your family. #StayStrong #PogStrong #MUFC,” one wrote.

Another commented: “Stay strong @paulpogba,we all absolutely love you no matter what.”

“@paulpogba God bless your father. May he be with you in spirit. R.I.P,” a fan posted.

While a fourth added: “Stay strong @paulpogba Papa will always be watching, continue to make him proud, God got you.”

Fassou recently celebrated his 79th birthday, with Paul sharing a sweet picture on Instagram showing him presenting his dad with a cake, while in hospital.

Alongside the sweet snap, shared with his 14.9million followers, Wayne Rooney’s team mate admitted he felt “blessed” to be his son.

He always shared a close bond with his three sons, including the 24 year old, as well as Florentin and Mathias, who are also footballers.

Last year, he was spotted enjoying a family day out in the stands watching Paul take part in France’s Euro 2016 draw against Switzerland – with all three brothers wearing “Happy Father’s Day” t-shirts.

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