Paul Pogba hopes he can "do something special" after starting a clean water fundraising drive to mark turning 26.
The Manchester United and France star, who celebrated his birthday on Friday, has joined forces with charity: water, a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, to raise funds and awareness.
Pogba hopes to hit his £26,000 target for the charity and has vowed to double the amount raised through the fundraising page.
He posted a video to his social media accounts on Thursday evening showing him drinking a glass of water with a link to the 'Paul Pogba 26th Birthday Fundraiser' page on Facebook .
According to charity: water almost 663 million people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water, while unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation cause 80 per cent of diseases.
Pogba explained the reasons behind the gesture in a post on the Facebook fundraising page.
"What, it’s my Birthday already!? I'm 26, time flies doesn’t it? Let’s do something special to celebrate," he wrote.
"As you may know, about 663 million people in many countries - especially Africa - suffer from lack of clean water and live without it. Many people walk 2-4 hours a day to swamps and rivers to gather DIRTY water for their families.
"I'm opening a birthday fundraiser to raise funds for an organisation called CHARITY WATER that provides drinking water to people in developing nations.
"The organization was founded in 2006 and has helped fund 24,537 projects in 24 countries.
"Our goal is to raise minimum £26,000.00 and I’ll double the total raised. Every penny counts! Together we can make a difference."