Covid outbreak at Man United threatens Brentford clash

London, Dec 13 (EFE).- A group of Manchester United players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League match against Brentford.

The players tested positive before a training session on Sunday at Carrington, Manchester United’s training ground, while all were negative before the clash with Norwich City a day earlier.

Training has been adapted to be non-contact for those players who had tested negative. It is expected that if the situation does not worsen, the match against Brentford will go ahead on Tuesday as planned.

This is the third Covid-19 outbreak in the Premier League in recent weeks; Tottenham Hotspur had eight players infected leading to the postponement of matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Rennes, while Leicester City was able to go ahead with its matches after some players tested positive.

According to Premier League protocol, players who register a positive antigen test will have to undergo a PCR to confirm the result and will then have to isolate themselves for 10 days.

Last week the number of positive cases in the league was 12, the highest since mid-August. EFE


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