Wednesday, June 19

Manchester United’s match postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak at Old Trafford

Agencies

Manchester United’s Premier League match against Brentford scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed after a Covid-19 outbreak at the Old Trafford club.

The league reportedly said such decision was taken “following guidance from medical advisers due to the exceptional circumstances”.

Earlier, United shut down their Carrington training ground to minimise the risk of infection.

According to media reports, 42 premier league players and staffs have tested positive for the virus in the past week.

Brighton, Tottenham, Leicester, Aston Villa and Norwich have all confirmed cases and Sunday’s Brighton vs Tottenham fixture was postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak at Spurs.

United say positives cases among staff and players reported on Sunday have been confirmed by PCR tests. All of Manchester United’s players reportedly tested negative before Saturday’s 1-0 win at Norwich, but some tested positive before training on Sunday morning. The latest positive cases in the league are the highest recorded in a seven-day period since testing began in May 2020, the British media reported.

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