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Man United’s Pogba, Lindelof train in Matuidi, Ekdal jerseys

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Paul Pogba of Man Utd and Victor Lindelof of Man Utd walk past each other after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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Players around the Premier League have been told to train individually or in small groups to avoid spreading or contracting the COVID-19 virus, but that hasn’t stopped them from keeping their skills in top shape.

Many have taken to social media to post videos of their continued work even as the league shuts down, as did Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof. French midfielder Pogba put up a video of him training on and off the ball, and teammate Lindelof can be seen in the background in attendance. Lindelof also posted a similar video on his own social media account.

Most notable is Pogba’s outfit, a Juventus kit which at first glance could cause a turning of heads given the Italian side is his former team, but a closer look notices the jersey is sporting Blaise Matuidi’s name and number, while Lindelof’s video shows him wearing an Albin Ekdal jersey. Both players have contracted the coronavirus while playing in Serie A. The caption of Pogba’s video confirms that the two wore the jerseys to support their compatriots.

He wrote in parenthesis at the bottom, “I know the cheeky ones will talk about the Juventus jersey 😏 I’m just supporting my friends ... that’s all, nothing more 😁.” Lindelof wrote, “Get well soon @albinekdal.”

Manchester United fans will be happy to see Pogba training, as the midfielder has missed most of the season with an ankle injury. He’s made just seven Premier League appearances, including only two since September. Manchester United has been hit with a litany of injuries, and the Premier League shutdown may benefit the Red Devils in a health regard.

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