London, Dec 14 (EFE).- Tuesday’s Premier League match between Brentford and Manchester United has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Cristiano Ronaldo’s club.
Manchester United said in a statement late Monday that a number of first team coaching staff and players had tested positive for Covid-19 and that the club had closed down its training center for 24 hours to minimize the risk of infection.
“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. The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors,” the club said in a statement.
West London team Brentford was due to host the Red Devils for a Premier League match at 7.30pm local time on Tuesday evening.
The Premier League on Monday said that 3,805 players and staff members were tested for Covid-19 between December 6-12 and that 42 returned positive results, the highest so far this season.
The previous record was 16 positive cases detected between August 16-22.
Tottenham Hotspur recently had two games postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak, one a Europa Conference League clash with Stade Rennais and the other a league match against Brighton.EFE