Confirmed: Paul Pogba Test Positive For Covid-19

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, has been left out of France squad for the Nations League games against Sweden and Croatia after testing positive for coronavirus.

The news was confirmed by France coach Didier Deschamps after he announced the squad for the games, with 17 year old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes taken his place.

“I had to make a last minute change to the list because Paul Pogba was planned to be on this list but unfortunately for him, he took a test yesterday for Covid-19 which turned out positive, so at the last minute was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”

Manchester United in a statement said, “Pogba has been replaced in the France squad after testing positive for Covid-19. The midfielder will be unable to add to his 69 caps and 10 goals for his country in the games next month.

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

Pogba will have to self isolate for a 14 day period, ruling him out of France’s games but he will be available for selection when Manchester United begin their Premier League season against Crystal Palace on September 19

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