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Doherty tests positive for COVID-19 as Mourinho continues training

Tue 17 November 2020 | 9:35

Matt Doherty will not be featured against Manchester City due to a positive coronavirus test.

Matt Doherty

 played for Ireland in their Thursday match against England and was also featured in his National team’s clash against Wales in Cardiff which ended with a 1-0 victory for Ireland. It was announced on Monday that Doherty and 

James McClean

 are infected with coronavirus and the tests taken from them before returning to Dublin have come out positive. Both players will not be available for Ireland’s game against Bulgaria on Wednesday and due to self-isolation guidelines, none of them can be featured in the weekend’s club competitions as well. With this unfortunate news, Mourinho has to plan for his team’s Saturday clash against 

Manchester City

 without Doherty. The Portuguese coach expressed his feelings about the international break in an Instagram post that showed him training with only six 



"Amazing week of football. Great emotions in the national team matches, superb friendlies and total safety," Mourinho wrote. 

"Covid test results after matches been played, randomers running on the pitch while team sessions are taking place and much more.

"After another training session with only 6 players, it is now time to take care of myself."


source: SportMob