Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been working on his fitness at home, but the World Cup-winner has caused a stir by doing drills in a Juventus shirt.
Pogba uploaded two video clips to Instagram of himself and United teammate Victor Lindelof doing sprint drills at his home, with Pogba filmed going through his paces in the jersey of his former club.
However, the French midfielder insisted in the captions accompanying the clips that he was wearing the jersey of Blaise Matuidi as a show of support after his former teammate and international colleague contracted the coronavirus.
“I know the cheeky ones will talk about the Juventus jersey,” he wrote. “I'm just supporting my friends … that's all, nothing more.”
Lindelof also adorned a Serie A jersey, wearing the Sampdoria No 6 shirt of Sweden colleague Albin Ekdal, who was among four players from the Italian club to test positive for Covid-19.
“Get well soon @EkdalAlbin. Stay safe everyone,” the Swedish defender wrote on Twitter.
The 27-year-old Pogba, who returned to United in 2016 in a then-world record €105 million (Dh420m) deal, has been linked with a move back to Juventus as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid.
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