Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been bereaved of his father, Fassou Antoine Pogba, who according to reports in France died on Friday.

Le Parisien say the sad news was confirmed to them by the family, while other French publications have also reported his death.

Fassou is said to have been treated for a long-term illness before his passing.

He memorably appeared in the stands for France's draw with Switzerland during Euro 2016, with his other two sons Florentin and Mathias wearing shirts saying "Happy Father's Day".

In March this year, the former Juventus midfielder, Pogba, shared an image on Instagram giving his dad a 79th birthday cake.

He captioned the image: “Happy birthday dear Dad, I feel blessed to be your son #pogdaddy #fighter #pogbance.”

As it stands, that was the last post for the departed 79-year old who did all he could to stay on side.