COVID-19: Man United Paul Pogba Tests Positive

COVID-19: Man United Paul Pogba Tests Positive

Manchester United Star footballer Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 27-year-old midfielder from France has been left out of France’s squad for their upcoming Nations League matches next month.

Pogba’s teammate in the national side, Tanguy Ndombele who is a Tottenham midfielder, has also tested positive for the virus. He will spend 14 days self-isolating.

Didier Deschamps, France head coach confirmed the news while announcing the squad for the games.

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On September 5, France is scheduled to play Sweden in Solna, and Croatia in Paris on 8 September.

Sky News reports that Pogba was due to be called up but has been replaced by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

Deschamps told a news conference: “I’ve completed at the very last minute a change in the list, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning”

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“So at the last moment, he had to be replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”

This would also mean that Pogba will miss the start of the United’s pre-season preparations next week.

Along with the rest of the club’s squad, he had been given two weeks off – ahead of the club’s next competitive fixture on 19 September, when they are due to open their 2020/21 Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace.

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He will now have to go into quarantine for a fortnight.

Manchester United said in a statement: “Pogba has been replaced in the squad after testing positive for COVID-19.”

“Everybody at United wishes Paul a speedy recovery ahead of the new season.

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