Paul Pogba Dons Juventus Shirt During Training To Support Coronavirus-affected Matuidi

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Paul Pogba has once again risked the wrath of Man United fans by posting a video of himself training in a Juventus shirt. The midfielder explains why.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Paul Pogba has once again risked the wrath of Manchester United fans by posting a video of himself training in a Juventus shirt. The Frenchman had a dodgy relationship with the United supporters ever since he joined the club in 2016. With Pogba's future at Old Trafford shrouded as ever, the midfielder has enraged fans further by training in his former team's shirt. 

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However, Paul Pogba explained his decision to wear Juventus' shirt with the caption to his post. Pogba also had a message for all United fans in his post writing 'I know the cheeky ones will talk about the Juventus jersey. I'm just supporting my friends. That's all, nothing more.'

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The video Pogba posted on social media also features his Manchester United teammate and Sweden international Victor Lindelof. Lindelof donned the Sampdoria shirt to voice his support for Albin Ekdal in the training footage. 

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Paul Pogba's teammate in the French national side, Blaise Matuidi tested positive for coronavirus. Along with the Juventus midfielder, Sampdoria star Albin Ekdal also tested positive for coronavirus. Daniele Rugani, Omar Colley, Antonio La Gumina, Manolo Gabbiadini, Morten Thorsby and Dusan Vlahovic are the others who are affected in the Serie A. 

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Paul Pogba transfer: Midfielder's United return dealt a blow

Meanwhile, Pogba's return to action with Manchester United received a major blow since all training activities have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. This season, the midfielder has struggled with an ankle injury, restricting him to just eight appearances in all competitions. 

The midfielder stepped up his recovery recently and was due to join his teammates at Carrington. However, due to training being suspended, for the time being, the club issued self-training programmes for all its players. 

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