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Man Utd in CRISIS after more positive Covid tests are returned on the same day players return to training after lockdown

MANCHESTER UNITED returned MANY more positive Covid cases from their players on the same day they returned to training.

The Reds’ clash with Brentford – scheduled for Tuesday – is postponed due to coronavirus outbreak in Ralf Rangnick’s team.

Man Utd's Covid crisis continues after more players tested positive on Wednesday

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Man Utd’s Covid crisis continues after more players tested positive on WednesdayCredit: Getty
Rangnick now faces an anxious wait to see if his side will face Brighton at the weekend.

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Rangnick now faces an anxious wait to see if his side will face Brighton at the weekend.Credit: EPA
Man Utd recorded positive tests following their win over Norwich on Saturday

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Man Utd recorded positive tests following their win over Norwich on SaturdayCredit: Getty

Man UtdCarrington’s training ground is closed on monday because the player is ordered to spend another 24 hours.

Those who returned negative lateral flow and subsequent PCR testing were allowed back to training at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

But, according to Letters, at least two other players were later sent home after testing positive.

Although the first team was not at the training ground on Tuesday, more than 130 staff members remained at Carrington including the women’s, U18 and U23 teams.

The situation now means Saturday’s United game at home against Brighton may be abbreviated.

Had Premier League staff were at Carrington on Wednesday to ensure Covid protocols were followed.

But that doesn’t seem to have stopped a growing outbreak among Prem clubs.

And United’s opponents this weekend – Brighton – have also had their own Covid problems ahead of the clash.

Three Premier League matches have been postponed in the past seven days.

Brighton vs Tottenham were called out last week due to a number of positive cases in the Spurs squad.

Then Man Utd’s trip to Brentford was postponed due to an outbreak of disease in the Red Devils camp.

And on Wednesday night Burnley forced to stop the clash with Watford just two hours before kick-off due to Covid cases in the Hornets team.

Among those returning to United training on Wednesday was defender Victor Lindelof.

In recent days the central defender has his heart is monitored after suffering chest pain in a 1-0 win over Norwich.

The 27-year-old must be substituted later he fell down in displeasure and put your hand on your chest.

United doctors rushed onto the pitch during the second half and helped the Swede off the pitch.

Lindelof’s wife Maja Nilsson Lindelof confirmed: “It was a scary game to watch and Victor was very upset afterwards.

“He had a lot of tests and had to monitor his heart for two days to make sure everything was fine.

“It’s been a while since I’ve known someone on the team has updated me.

“Everything seems to be going as good as luck and we are waiting for the answers to the final tests that will end tomorrow.

“So we just spent a day at home yesterday and rested.”

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