Manchester United’s Premier League match against Brentford has been postponed after COVID-19 cases were recorded among players and staffers of Manchester United.
“The decision was taken following guidance from medical advisers due to the exceptional circumstances of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within Manchester United’s squad,” the league’s statement read.
“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 said in a statement.
“The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.”
Before Saturday’s 1-0 win at Norwich all Manchester United’s players tested negative for COVID 19. Some players tested positive before training on Sunday morning, forcing the club to shut down operations at their Carrington training grounds to minimize the risk of infection.
Brentford welcomed the league’s decision and apologized to the fans, adding that health and safety of both club’s players and staff comes first.
Over the past week the league has recorded 42 COVID 19 cases among players and staff at various clubs.
Brighton Vs Tottenham’s Sunday fixture was postponed after COVID 19 cases were recorded at Spurs.