Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba turned 29-year-old on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and his wife, Maria Zulay Salaues, who now likes to be called, Zulay Pogba took to Instagram to show the world how she and the footballer celebrated the day.
In a short clip Zulay Pogba shared on Instagram for the admiration of her 762 thousand followers, Paul Pogba could be seen carrying one of his sons while admiring the cake his wife was holding above her shoulders.
Pogba and Zulay were all smiles in the presence of their two sons who were not left out of the fun-filled moment.
In the caption, the Bavarian model wrote: “Happy Birthday Amor de mi vida, you are my rock, my star, my everything!!😻❤️ @paulpogba”.
Unfortunately for the French footballer, he started from the bench in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 game against Atletico Madrid on his birthday night. The game ended 1-0 in favor of Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford. Hence, United crashed out of the competition 2-1 on aggregate.
Records showed that Paul Pogba was born on March 15, 1993, in Lagny-sur-Marne, France, to Fassou Antoine and Yeo Moriba. He spent most of his teenage years at Old Trafford between 2009 and 2012 before he joined Juventus on August 3, 2012, on a free transfer.
After spending four successful years in Italy, Manchester United paid Juventus a whopping €105 million to bring him back to Old Trafford on August 9, 2016.
Currently, it is believed that Pogba earns nothing less than £290,000-per-week at Manchester United. His contract with the Premier League giants will expire on June 30, 2022.
Before now, the report has been that Pogba wants to earn almost double his current salary at Old Trafford before he can accept a new deal with United. But recent reports claim that Manchester United are not willing to comply with his demands. Hence, it is likely that Pogba might leave United for another club on a free transfer this summer.
Aside from Zulay Pogba, below are some of the other people who wished Paul Pogba a happy 29th birthday
Thirty-three year Columbian and Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado, took to his Instagram story to wish Paul Pogba a happy 29th birth. Cuadrado and Pogba played together at Juventus.
FC Barcelona and French forward, Memphis Depay took to his Instagram page to wish Pogba a happy birthday.
Retired German footballer who played alongside Pogba at Juventus, Sami Khedira was also part of the football stars that wished the French footballer a happy 29th birthday.
Alvaro Morata who also played with Pogba at Juventus did not also miss out on the opportunity of wishing Pogba a happy birthday.
Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard also took to his Instagram story to wish Pogba a happy 29th birthday.
While Manchester United used all their verified social media platforms to wish Pogba a happy birthday.
Even France’s national team social media platforms did not hesitate to celebrate Pogba as he turned 29 on March 15, 2022.
Who is Zulay and how did she meet Paul Pogba?
Zulay Pogba used to be known as Maria Zulay Salaues when she was just a model in the United States of America.
Zulay is from Bolivia. She left Bolivia in his early 20s to pursue a modeling career in Miami. Before then, she has worked as a real estate agent and a product model in her home country.
Zulay Pogba met Paul Pogba in Miami in 2017 when the French footballer followed Manchester United to a friendly club competition.
They started dating in the same year and Zulay had to move to Manchester because of her relationship with the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.
On January 3rd, 2019, Pogba and Zulay welcomed their first child. The couple named the boy Labile Shakur. They reportedly got married that same year. In 2020, their second child arrived. At the time of publishing this report, the name of the boy has not been revealed.