Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba tests positive for covid-19
London, August 27, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, says France manager Didier Deschamps.
The 27-year-old will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
He will miss France’s Nations League game in Sweden on Saturday, 5 September and the home game against Croatia three days later.
However, Pogba could be eligible for selection for United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on 19 September.
Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele has also tested positive.
Pogba’s United teammate, Anthony Martial, is in the squad.
The news comes after several Chelsea stars were forced into isolation after a breakout of Covid-19 derailed their pre-season plans.
Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Fikayo Tomori are among those in isolation, having all recently holidayed in Mykonos.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has begun pre-season at Cobham, but will need to wait to be joined by those players in quarantine.
Abraham and Mount were both named by Gareth Southgate in the England squad for upcoming Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.
Other clubs have also been hit with positive tests since the end of the season.
Liverpool are also believed to have had one member of their travelling party carrying the virus after testing shortly after landing in Austria.