Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, according to France manager Didier Deschamps. The Manchester United superstar has been left out of Les Bleus’ squad for their upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against Sweden and Croatia.
The Red Devils are the only ‘Big Six’ team without a new signing in this transfer window, with the pursuit of Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho hitting a brick wall.
Solskjaer has also had to deal with the fall out from Harry Maguire’s arrest in Mykonos, although the club captain has been granted a full retrial.
United’s run to the Europa League semi-finals means they will not be in action on the opening weekend of the season so there is plenty of time for Pogba to return to full training. Crystal Palace’s visit to Old Trafford on September 19 will be their curtain-raising fixture.
Tottenham kick off their campaign at home to Everton on September 12.
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The reports of Pogba and Ndombele’s positive tests emerged after Chelsea’s pre-season plans were thrown into disarray by the virus.
It is claimed that eight players are in quarantine, with six returning positive tests and two needing to self-isolate due to close contact.
Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic enjoyed a holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Emerson and Michy Batshuayi are also missing pre-season due to quarantine measures, according to the Telegraph.
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Published at Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:25:00 +0000