Benjamin Mendy, N’Golo Kante and Kylian Mbappe also get fresh trims
- ‘A Star Barbers’ flew from London to Russia to cut Paul Pogba’s hair in Moscow
- The Surrey-based hairdressing firm gave trims to 12 other France footballers
- A Star’s 3,000-mile round trip was arranged by Manchester United star Pogba
Paul Pogba got a fresh trim in Moscow last week… after arranging to fly Surrey-based ‘A Star Barbers’ 1,500 miles to tend to his famous hair.
The Manchester United star is one of A Star’s regular clients and decided to bring them into the French camp at Russia 2018 to give his team-mates a boost.
Thirteen players got haircuts from Ahmed Alsanawi courtesy of Pogba’s gesture, including Manchester City left back Benjamin Mendy, who also regularly uses A Star’s services.
Pogba featured in a video posted to A Star’s Instagram account in which the Manchester United star says: ‘Man came all the way from London just to see his brother and make him fresh.’
In the video, Pogba shows off a pattern shaved into the left side of his head, before moving onto his waves and adding: ‘You can surf on it.’
A Star set up a temporary base inside the French team’s gym.
Alsanawi arrived in the French camp at approximately 8.30am on Wednesday and left around 18 hours later.
Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe also got a trim, as did Barcelona duo Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele.
A Star shared a picture of Mbappe with the caption: ‘It was an honour to get the call up and travel to Russia to give the #astartreatment to the french national team.’
France’s freshly-groomed players will be hoping to book their place in the World Cup’s round of 16 by beating Peru in Yekaterinburg on Thursday.
They opened Group C by beating Australia 2-1.