Manchester United squad hit by Covid-19 outbreak.
Manchester United’s preparations for their clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford have
been thrown into disarray due to a coronavirus outbreak among the club’s coaching
staff. the game is set to go ahead tonight, despite a Covid-19 outbreak in Ole Gunnar
Up to three members of Solskjaer’s backroom staff have been forced to self-isolate
after coming into close contact with an individual that had tested positive for
The coaches tested positive for Covid-19 and did not travel to Turin for Thursday’s
4-0 win against Real Sociedad. In a brief statement,
United confirmed that Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will join Solskjaer on the bench
this evening as replacements. due to some of the coaching staff having to self isolate,’
The statement from United points towards Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick, Kieran
McKenna and Darren Fletcher all being absent from the bench this weekend.
It is not known whether any of them have contracted coronavirus, though.
No United players have been affected, meanwhile, meaning the club has, injuries aside,
a full squad to choose from.
‘The home Premier League game against Newcastle United at Old Trafford will kick off
at 19:00 GMT.’ The Red Devils are looking to capitalize on dropped points from
top-four rivals Liverpool and Chelsea this weekend.