Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been left out of the France squad after testing positive for coronavirus, Head Coach Didier Deschamps has said.
Pogba had been named in the world champions’ squad for upcoming fixtures against Croatia and Sweden but has now been forced out of consideration for selection. He has been replaced in the squad by Rennes midfielder, Camavinga.
Speaking at his press conference after the squad announcement, Deschamps said: “I was led, at the very last minute, to make a change in the list. Paul Pobga was in this list. Unfortunately for him, he took a test yesterday, which turned out positive. So at the last moment, I had to replace him with Eduardo Camavinga”.
It means Pogba will have to spend 14 days in isolation and he will miss the start of Man Utd’s pre-season preparation. He should however be able to play in United’s first game of the 2020-21 Premier League season, against Crystal Palace on September 19.