Pogba positive for COVID-19, removed by France

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was withdrawn from the France squad at the last-minute after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Pogba has been replaced by Eduardo Camavinga in Didier Deschamps‘ squad to face Sweden on Sept. 5 and Croatia on Sept. 8.

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“Paul Pogba was initially on the list but unfortunately for him, he underwent a test yesterday which turned out to be positive this morning,” Deschamps said.

The news will come as a blow to United, who return for preseason training next Wednesday. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is already set to miss the start of preseason training with the club as he undergoes a 14-day quarantine after returning from holiday in Dubai.

Earlier this week United captain Harry Maguire was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery following a trial on the Greek island of Syros after an altercation with police officers on Mykonos. Maguire will appeal the decision.