Man United star Paul Pogba urges fans to 'dab to beat coronavirus' on Twitter

Manchester United and France star Paul Pogba has urged fans to beat coronavirus by dabbing.

The 26-year-old midfielder sent out the message of advice via Twitter on Friday afternoon.

“#Dab to beat #coronavirus,” Pogba’s tweet read.

Attached was an image of Pogba performing the dab and the message: ‘We must all BE READY for #coronavirus.’

Fans are urged to dab when they cough and sneeze to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Pogba introduced the Premier League to the dab in 2016 and while it’s not as popular four years on, the movement involved – in which a person drops his head towards a bent arm while raising the opposite arm behind them – can certainly be useful in preventing germs to spread when coughing or sneezing. 

Pogba’s tweet comes in the wake of the news that the Premier League has been suspended until April 4 at the earliest as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement from the Premier League read: “Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.

“Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.”

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi both tested positive for coronavirus this week, while Bournemouth, Leicester City and Everton all have players in self-isolation having displayed symptoms.

It’s thought that a return to action on April 4 is an optimistic outlook as England prepares itself for the worst of the virus to hit.

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