Paul Pogba tests positive for COVID-19

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Tottenham Hotspur player, Tanguy Ndombele have tested positive for COVID-19.

Paul Pogba tests positive for COVID-19 lailasnews

The news was confirmed by France head coach Didier Deschamps after he announced the squad for the games, with Pogba’s place being taken by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

Deschamps said: “I had to make a last-minute change to this list, because Paul Pogba was planned to be in this list but unfortunately for him, he took a test (for COVID-19) yesterday which turned out to be positive today, so at the last minute he was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”

The news is also a big blow also to his Manchester team, preparing to begin the Premier League in two weeks.

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A Manchester United statement 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.”

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