Man United star Pogba tests positive for COVID-19

Pogba COVID-19 test
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Pogba’s COVID-19 test comes back positive: Manchester United confirmed on Thursday that superstar midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for COVID-19 upon being selected to, and then removed from, the French national team.

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France manager Didier Deschamps revealed that Pogba’s positive test occured prior to the squad convening for a pair of UEFA Nations League games the first week of September — quotes from the Guardian:

“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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Pogba now faces at least 10 days of quarantine before he is allowed to report for Man United’s preseason camp which is set to begin, without him, next Wednesday.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also expected to be absent for the start of camp after returning from a trip to Dubai. Wan-Bissaka’s absence is also mandatory as Dubai is on the list of places from which people returning to the UK must self-isolate for 14 days.