Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba tests positive for covid-19

The French national team and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently self-isolating. This happens just days after £89m star was pictured out at a London restaurant with his heavily pregnant wife.

The 27-year-old has been reported to have contracted the virus and is expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

The manager for the French national team, Didier Deschamps has since confirmed this report.

Paul had been named in France’s squad for their upcoming Nations League matches next month but has been replaced by 17-year-old Rennes’ midfielder Eduardo Camavinga following his positive test result.

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Pogba had remained in England during his time off and was pictured enjoying a night out at the swanky Cipriani Restaurant in London on Saturday night with his heavily pregnant wife Maria Zulay Salaues and friends.

The Frenchman will now miss the start of United’s pre-season preparations. In other news Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele has also tested positive and is out of France squad

However, according to sources he could be eligible for selection for Manchester United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19.


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