The Premier League game planned for Tuesday evening by the English record champions Manchester United at Brentford FC has been canceled after a corona outbreak at the Red Devils.
The league officials made the decision to postpone on the instructions of medical advisors, according to a United statement. So Manchester’s German team manager Ralf Rangnick has to wait for the third league appearance with his team.
Previously, there had been a number of corona cases on the training grounds at Old Trafford. After several players and staff tested positive for COVID-19, United closed the facility for 24 hours on Monday “to minimize the risk of further infections”.
The Premier League announced a total of 42 cases in the clubs on Monday – a sad record in the pandemic. Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and Aston Villa also announced positive tests in the past few days. Norwich welcomes Villa on Tuesday, while Tottenham is due to travel to Leicester on Thursday.
Corona variant Omikron is spreading in Great Britain
The Omicron variant of the virus is spreading in Great Britain, which is why Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the corona measures would be tightened.
The Premier League had also recently decided to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions, including a return to social distancing and wearing masks.