Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus and he will miss France’s Nations League game, says France manager Didier Deschamps.
(African Stand) — Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, says France boss Didier Deschamps.
Pogba was omitted from the France squad for upcoming games against Sweden and Croatia with Les Blues boss Deschamps confirming the 27-year-old returned a positive test on Wednesday.
17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has been drafted into replacing the United star.
Deschamps told a press 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.”
Pogba will have to isolate for 14 days and will miss France’s Nations League games against Sweden on Saturday, September 5 and Croatia three days later.
A statement from United read: “Pogba has been replaced in the 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.
Everybody at United wishes Paul a speedy recovery ahead of the new season.”
Under current guidelines, Pogba would be available for United’s opening game of the new Premier League season on 19 September.