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Five Man United players issue thoughts on Paul Pogba’s 4-year doping ban



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Four Manchester United players have issued their thoughts on Paul Pogba’s four-year doping ban.

The former Manchester United midfielder has received a four-year doping ban after he was provisionally suspended in September after a drugs test found elevated levels of testosterone in his system.

Pogba underwent a random drug test following Juventus‘ inaugural match of the season on August 20.

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Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal (Nado) officially verified the positive test through a second sample in October, leading the anti-doping prosecutor’s office to seek a four-year suspension.

Paul Pogba reacted to the news on his social media pages, releasing a statement explaining he believes the verdict to be incorrect – and four Man United players have responded to it on Instagram.

Harry Maguire commented a message of support, saying “PP❤️”, while the former United player hinted that he hopes the ban is overturned, commenting “❤️❤️❤️🤞🤞”.

Bruno Fernandes replied by saying “Insieme fra ❤️”, meaning “together brother” in Italian, while Jadon Sancho left a simple heart emoji.

Pogba’s statement read: “I have today been informed of the Tribunale Nazionale Antidoping’s decision and believe that the verdict is incorrect.

“I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me.

“When I am free of legal restrictions the full story will become clear, but I have never knowingly or deliberately taken any supplements that violate anti-doping regulations.

“As a professional athlete I would never do anything to enhance my performance by using banned substances and have never disrespected or cheated fellow athletes and supporters of any of the teams I have played for, or against.

“As a consequence of the decision announced today I will appeal this before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”