Man Utd clash off as Covid causes EPL disruption

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 00:00 | By
Manchester United’s want-away midfielder Paul Pogba. Photo/PD/FILE

Manchester United’s match at Brentford on Tuesday was postponed as
the English Premier League reported a record number of Covid-19 cases, with the virus threatening to disrupt the busy Christmas festivities.

It came hours after the Old Trafford club closed their Carrington training complex because of several players and staff members testing positive for coronavirus.

The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone the Brentford clash “based on guidance from medical advisors”, said a Manchester United statement.

United’s fi e in west London was the second Premier
League game to fall to the virus in three days, after Tottenham Hotspur’s match at Brighton on Sunday was called off.

“Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brentford FC, on Tuesday 14 December at 19:30, has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course,” a United statement late Monday said.

With the Omicron variant sweeping across Britain, there are growing virus issues at several Premier League clubs.

The Premier League on Monday reported 42 new Co- vid-19 cases in the past week, a seven-day record since testing figures started being released in May 2020 up from 12 cases the previous week.

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