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Manchester United keep Premier League informed of Covid outbreak ahead of Brighton game

Manchester United holding Premier League announced the Covid-19 outbreak in their team ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

United’s away game to Brentford, originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday, has been postponed after several players and staff tested positive and first-team activities was decommissioned at Carrington.

Members of the unaffected first-team squad returned to the club’s training ground when it reopened on Wednesday morning.

All attendees are required to undergo lateral flow testing and PCR testing and return a negative result, in line with the Premier League’s new reinforced guidelines on Covid.

United are due to face Brighton this weekend, but their head coach Graham Potter said on Monday that there had been “three or four” positive Covid results returned in the squad. his own fight.

But despite Brighton’s outburst, their Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers is on Wednesday night.

Any request to postpone Saturday’s game against United will have to go before the Premier League leadership, who will hear it on a case-by-case basis and do not set a certain threshold for positive tests to ensure compliance. postpone the game.

The postponement of the match against Brentford was announced late Monday evening, less than 24 hours before the scheduled kick-off.

Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotpsur, Leicester City and Norwich City are among the other clubs that have confirmed that they are experiencing the Covid outbreak.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-united-covid-news-brighton-b1976797.html Manchester United keep Premier League informed of Covid outbreak ahead of Brighton game

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