Paul Pogba tests positive for Covid-19

Paul Pogba

Manchester United’s midfielder Paul Pogba tested positive for Covid-19.

The test was conducted yesterday and the results came back positive today.

As a result, Pogba will miss France’s Nations League game in Sweden on Saturday, 5th September and the home game against Croatia on Tuesday, 8th September.

He 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. Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning.” Deschamps told a news conference on Thursday.

The 27-year-old midfielder will be in isolation for 14 days.

Tanguy Ndombele

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Pogba’s teammate in the national side, has also tested positive forĀ  Covid-19 and will spend 14 days in isolation.

In Spite of all this, Pogba could be eligible for selection for United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, 19th September.

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

 

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