Pogba tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus and has been left out of the France squad, coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed.

Pogba, 27, was initially called up for UEFA Nations League games against Croatia and Sweden.

Deschamps told a press conference on Thursday: “I was led, at the very last minute, to make a change in the list. Paul Pobga was in this list. Unfortunately for him, he took a test yesterday, which turned out positive. So at the last moment, I had to replace him with Eduardo Camavinga”.

Pogba’s replacement is Rennes midfielder Camavinga. Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele has also missed out.

Pogba who is said to be asymptomatic will now spend 14 days in isolation with hopes of returning before United’s first game of the 2020-21 Premier League season, against Crystal Palace on September 19.

United in a statement wished him “a speedy recovery ahead of the new season”.