Red Devil’s Premier League match facing Brentford on Tuesday night has been postponed after a Covid-19 breakout at the Old Trafford club.
The league states the decision was made “following guidance from medical advisers due to the exceptional circumstances” of the breakout.
Untimely, Manchester United shut down operations at their Carrington training ground to decrease the risk of infection.
In the past week 42 PL players and staff have tested positive.
Brighton, Tottenham, Leicester, Aston Villa and Norwich have all confirmed cases and Sunday’s Brighton vs Tottenham fixture was postponed after a Covid-19 outbreak at Spurs.
United say positives cases amongst staff and players reported on Sunday have been confirmed by PCR tests and the breakout “requires ongoing surveillance.”
All of United’s players tested negative before Saturday’s 1-0 vicotry at Norwich, but some tested positive prior training on Sunday morning.
“Given cancellation of training and disruption to the squad, and with the health of players and staff the priority, the club requested the match to be rearranged,” United stated in a statement released on Monday.
“The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.”
The league says the fixture, due to have been played, will be reorganized “in due course.”