Tuesday night fixtures at Brentford The Community Stadium will be rearranged by the Premier League chiefs.
United revealed in a statement that positive Covid the tests would require “constant monitoring”, rendering the fixture unplayable in its original schedule.
Tottenham’s Europa Conference League The match against Rennes scheduled for December 9 has been postponed and cannot be rescheduled.
Postponing another high-profile fixture so quickly after Spurs troubles will raise concerns about the growing impact of Covid amid the fast-spreading variant of Omicron.
On Monday, the Premier League also announced a record 42 players and staff tested positive for Covid last week, the highest number since 40 cases were reported in January.
“Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brentford FC has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course,” read a United statement.
“Following PCR confirmation of positive LFT Covid-19 tests among first team staff and players, the outbreak requires constant monitoring.
“A decision has been made to close first team operations at Carrington Training Complex for 24 hours to help minimize the risk of further contagion and individuals who have tested positive are in isolation. in line with Premier League procedures.
“With the cancellation of training session and disruption to the squad, and prioritizing the health of players and staff, the Club has requested that the match be rescheduled.
“The Premier League leadership has made the decision to postpone based on the guidance of medical advisors.
“Manchester United regrets the inconvenience caused to Brentford FC and to fans of both clubs by Covid-19.”
Brentford apologized to fans for the disruption while fully accepting the Premier League’s decision.
“Following medical guidance, the Premier League Board has postponed Tuesday night’s match against Manchester United due to the exceptional circumstances of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the Manchester United squad,” read a statement. Brentford.
“We appreciate that many fans will be inconvenienced by the postponement and we apologize for the disruption, which is beyond our control, but we respect our decision. Premier League regulations and acknowledges that the health and safety of both clubs’ players and staff should always come first.
“We wish everyone affected a speedy recovery and look forward to hosting Manchester United at Brentford Community Stadium in the new year.
“The details of the rescheduled match will be confirmed and announced in due time. All match tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled fixture. ”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-united-covid-premier-league-europa-conference-league-brentford-b1975487.html Manchester United’s Covid outbreak postpones Premier League game at Brentford