‘He will make me laugh all day long!’ Paul Pogba says he would pick Eric Bailly if he had to choose a Manchester United team-mate to isolate with… as he insists there is ‘no other choice’ but to stay motivated during lockdown
- Paul Pogba has revealed which Man United team-mate he would isolate with
- He said it would be Eric Bailly because the Ivorian would make him laugh all day
- Pogba explained his home workout routine during the coronavirus lockdown
- The Frenchman said players had to keep their spirits up while away from training
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
Paul Pogba has revealed which Manchester United team-mate he would most like to isolate with during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Frenchman said he would pick centre back Eric Bailly as the Ivorian would keep him entertained during their time away from the pitch, and admitted he was still in touch with the other players who are training at home.
United are preparing for a return to Carrington in the coming weeks with the Premier League’s restart in the offing, but for now the Red Devils stars are still having to keep themselves ticking over in their homes.
Paul Pogba has revealed which of his Manchester United team-mates he would isolate with
He said he would choose Eric Bailly, left, because he would make him laugh all day long
And Pogba has been taking time out to keep fans updated about his progress and how he has been handling life in lockdown. He hasn’t seen some of his team-mates in a while but said they were in constant communication.
‘I spoke with Eric, I spoke with Andreas [Pereira], I spoke with Victor [Lindelof], I spoke with Juan [Mata], Jesse [Lingard]… we all talk, we send messages and stuff like this,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘We keep in touch and we see everyone [on screen]. If I had to isolate with somebody? Eric Bailly, for sure. He will make me laugh all day long!’
Pogba and Bailly have been seen joking around together before, with the Frenchman posting a video of him nutmegging the former Villarreal star in the changing rooms in 2019, alongside the caption: ‘You vs who? @ericbailly24 sorry bro.’
The Frenchman said he was keeping in touch with his United team-mates during lockdown
The 27-year-old explained his daily routine to maintain his fitness levels at home, saying he would work out in his home gym, use his exercise bike and do some ball work outside.
‘I have a little home gym in my house, I can do some training, some running, some bike, go outside and do some things with the ball.
‘I am just keeping busy and keeping healthy.’
Premier League chiefs are looking to restart the campaign and are in talks with figures from the Government, with an ideal return date of June 13, and Pogba knows he and his team-mates must be ready to come back when called upon.
Pogba has been keeping himself fit away from the squad for some months after injury woes
The Frenchman, who has been away from the pitch much longer than anyone else at the club with a troublesome ankle injury, stressed that they have ‘no other choice’ but to keep their spirits up.
‘We have got to stay motivated, there is no other choice. It is a period and we don’t know until when it will be like this, but I still have goals in my head and one day hopefully this [pandemic] will stop.
‘And then we have to get back on the pitch, so we have to be ready. For myself, I have been out for a long time as well, so for me I just want to come back playing football.’
The World Cup winners’ own injury woes have seen him make just five starts this season but the lockdown could give him a chance to step up his recovery efforts and return if and when action resumes.
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