Paul Pogba tests positive for COVID-19

Manchester United and France midfielder, Paul Pogba has tested positive for COVID-19. This was disclosed by France manager, Didier Deschamps.

According to Deschamps, Pogba, 27, will have to self-isolate for 14 days. This development will force him to miss France’s Nations League game in Sweden on Saturday, 5th September and the home game against Croatia three days later.

Pogba could however be available for Manchester United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on 19 September.

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

Pogba will be replaced in the France squad by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

“I’ve completed, at the very last minute, a change in the list,” Deschamps said on Thursday.

“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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