Manchester United returned a small number of positive Covid side stream tests between players and staff on Sunday.
United won 1-0 at Norwich on Saturday, with a late penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo. The group that traveled to Carrow Road had tested negative in the previous round of routine testing.
However, following the club’s next round of testing on Sunday morning, a small number of positive lateral flow tests were found among the players and staff. Those individuals were sent home prior to the start of the training.
The rest of the team practiced outdoors and the schedule was adjusted to individual sessions and no contact.
It is understood as Premier League was informed by United of the lateral flow test results.
At this stage, it’s not clear whether Tuesday night’s game at Brentford’s field can go as planned.
Tottenham has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak, saw their Europa Conference League scheduled home clash with Rennes on Thursday night postponed, as Sunday trip to Brighton.
On Wednesday afternoon, Spurs boss Antonio Conte revealed eight players and five staff members had tested positive for Covid-19.
Norwich lost to Spurs last weekend, and they are facing positive Covid tests in their squad ahead of Saturday’s game against United – with Greek forward Christos Tzolis believed to be one of the players. that case.
The Premier League operates on a case-by-case basis and if a club requests a postponement, that will be at the discretion of the board.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-manchester-united-norwich-cristiano-ronaldo-antonio-conte-b1974612.html Manchester United players and staff have tested positive for Covid