Paul Pogba, a former Man United midfielder, has been given a temporary suspension for violating anti-doping laws.
After receiving a provisional suspension for an anti-doping offense, a spokesman for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has acknowledged that the Frenchman “never wanted to break the rules.”
The Juventus midfielder has been suspended by Italy’s National Anti-Doping Tribunal after providing an unfavorable sample. He left Old Trafford for a second time in June 2022. He had a high testosterone level, which is a hormone that improves an athlete’s stamina.
Following Juventus’ Serie A match against Udinese last month, Pogba, who left United and joined Juventus on a free transfer last summer, tested positive for the hormone during a random drug test. He had not been used as a substitute when Andrea Sotil’s team was in play.
The National Anti-Doping Tribunal issued a precautionary suspension order for player Paul Labile Pogba today, September 11, 2023, as a result of the findings of tests conducted on August 20, 2023, according to a statement released by Juventus on Monday night.
Following the publication of that statement, Pogba’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, has acknowledged that the player and his camp must now wait to speak further until the results of additional tests are in.
Pimenta told Sky Sports News, “We are waiting for the counter analysis and until then we can’t say anything.” The fact that Paul Pogba never wanted to breach the law is certain.
Pogba might receive a suspension of up to four years pending a trial and testing of a backup “B” sample. The 30-year-old signed a four-year contract to return to Juventus last summer; as a result, his current term extends through June 2026.
However, his attempt to get back to Turin has so far been unsuccessful. Due to injuries, he only played 10 times in the previous season. This year, he has yet to start a game and has only made two substitute appearances.
He hasn’t scored since joining the Italian giants, as well. In a 1-1 draw for United against Burnley at Turf Moor in February 2022, he earned his final club goal.