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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been replaced in the France squad for upcoming Nations League games after testing positive for coronavirus. 

The 27-year-old was expected to feature for manager Didier Deschamps’ side in games against Sweden and Croatia next month.

But according to Get French Football News, the midfielder has now been replaced by Rennes teenager Eduardo Camavinga.

As noted by the Sun, Deschamps has confirmed in a press conference that Pogba has tested positive for COVID-19, meaning he is the first United player to have contracted the virus.

France’s squad does include Pogba’s United teammate Anthony Martial who has not made an appearance for his national side since March 2018.

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has also been left out of the squad for the two Nations League fixtures after testing positive for COVID-19.

Pogba will need to self isolate for at least seven days under government guidelines after the positive test.

Manchester United’s Premier League season begins in under a month as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds take on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19.

Players are expected to be tested for coronavirus once a week when the new season resumes.

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