Manchester United’s game in Brentford postponed after the outbreak of Covid-19


A series of positive Covid-19 results were recorded at Manchester United on Sunday morning following Saturday’s victory at Norwich

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

The league says the decision was made “following the advice of medical advisers due to the exceptional circumstances” of the outbreak.

Before, United stop operations at your Carrington training camp to minimize the risk of infection.

Last week 42 Premier League players and staff they have tested positive.

Brighton, Tottenham, Leicester, Aston Villa and Norwich have all confirmed cases and Sunday’s Brighton-Totenham match was postponed after a Covid-19 outbreak at the Spurs.

United says positive cases between staff and players reported on Sunday have been confirmed by PCR tests and the outbreak “requires continuous monitoring”.

All Manchester United players tested negative before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Norwich, but some tested positive before Sunday morning’s training session.

“Due to the cancellation of training and the interruption of the squad, and with the health of the players and staff as a priority, the club requested the reorganization of the match,” United said in a statement. Monday at 23:50 GMT. “The Premier League Board made the decision to postpone it based on the guidance of the medical advisers.”

The league says the match, which is due to be played at 7.30pm GMT, will be reorganized “in due course”.

Brentford has apologized to his fans for the “disruption” but “respects” the decision, adding that “the health and safety of the players and staff of both clubs must always come first”.

The latest positive cases in the league are the highest recorded in a seven-day period since testing began in May 2020.

On Thursday, after the introduction of new rules on coronavirus in England to limit the spread of Omicron, the Premier League told clubs to return to emergency measures, including social distancing and the use of masks.

A league statement said Monday it would increase the frequency of side flow and PCR tests for players and staff.

Last season, Newcastle United’s Premier League match at Aston Villa was postponed after a “significant increase” in Covid-19 cases at the Magpies’ training ground.

Later that month, a coronavirus outbreak at Manchester City caused his Premier League game at Everton to be postponed four hours before the start.

Villa also had a Covid-19 outbreak in January, which meant there were no first-team players available for a FA Cup third-round defeat to Liverpool while in Premier League matches. against Everton and Tottenham were rescheduled.


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