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Paul Pogba among Manchester United players spotted attending squad lunch

Manchester United's players used their last weekend without a game ahead of the new season by attending a squad lunch together at what is understood to be a restaurant in Hale.

Midfielder Paul Pogba has been pictured as being one of several Manchester United players to have attended what appears to be a squad lunch.

The players were pictured on Saturday attending at a restaurant in Hale, Cheshire.

United were supposed to face Championship side Preston North End at Deepdale this afternoon in their latest pre-season assignment, but the contest was called off after a cluster of suspected positive coronavirus cases were detected within the first-team squad.

However, United confirmed on Friday that there were no positive cases within the first-team squad. After consulting with the Premier League, the league was satisfied that the Reds had followed all of the correct protocol and that the squad was free to return to training.

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Nevertheless, today's scheduled clash with the Lilywhites did not go ahead, meaning United now have just one pre-season friendly remaining, that being against Everton next weekend, before their Premier League opener against Leeds United in a fortnight's time.

However, with the friendly not going ahead, United's players opted to spend some time doing some important team bonding, attending a meal together, which will no doubt wonders for squad morale ahead of the new campaign.

Amongst those to be pictured attending was Pogba, who has not yet reported back for pre-season training following the European Championship.

He has entered the last year of his contract and there is mounting speculation over a possible transfer to Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes on August 31

Pogba was joined by the likes of David De Gea, Victor Lindelof, Bruno Fernandes and Juan Mata amongst others.

Manchester United's players who attended their squad meal in Hale:

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