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Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus and he will miss France’s Nations League game, says France manager Didier Deschamps.

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(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.

Ericson Mangoli

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