Pogba tests positive for Coronavirus
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, says France manager Didier Deschamps.
The World Cup winner has been left out of the latest international squad along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombele.
The 27 year old will miss France’s Nations League game in Sweden on Saturday, 5 September and the home game against Croatia three days later.
However, the influential playmaker could be eligible for selection for United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on 19 September.
Pogba will be replaced in the France squad by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
“I’ve completed, at the very last minute, a change in the list,” Deschamps said on Thursday.
“Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning.”