Pogba tests positive for Covid-19, according to his manager

Manchester United player was not in the France national team squad on Thursday

 Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, according to France manager Didier Deschamps. File photograph: PA

Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, according to France manager Didier Deschamps. File photograph: PA

 

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, according to France manager Didier Deschamps.

The 27-year-old was not in the France national team squad announced on Thursday for the upcoming Nations League double-header against Sweden and Croatia.

Pogba was due to be called up but has been replaced by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

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.

“So at the last moment he had to be replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”

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