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Man-Utd's Pellistri tests positive for Covid-19

Fri 08 January 2021 | 17:12

The Red Devils player will not be attending their upcoming FA Cup clash after testing positive for Coivd-19.

Manchester United


Facundo Pellistri

, is not expected to make an appearance on their upcoming FA Cup clash with


after it was revealed that the young winger has tested positive for coronavirus. The 19-year-old will be spending 10 days in self-isolation following his diagnosis.

“I think we've done well to follow the protocols as we have, we've had the odd case and Facundo Pellistri got a positive, so he reported that on his Twitter, we don't normally comment on who they are but Facundo is well and hopefully he'll be back with us soon,”

the Red Devils manager,

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

, said.

“He's been with the reserves and under-23s and he wasn't really in our group over Christmas. Apart from that, we have a full and fit squad.”

Pellistri's agency also confirmed the news on social media, stating:

“He is doing the corresponding quarantine at home, without symptoms and complying with the physical care indicated by his club. We appreciate the messages received in the last hours. Soon he will be training again with his teammates.”

Following the recent Covid-19 outbreak, several matches were postponed and though there have been talks of a 'circuit-breaker', Solskjaer hopes they can still continue on playing their games.

“First of all, you're worried about what's happening in society and the country, it's a big thing,”

he said.

"I personally feel safe within our bubble, I think we've taken all the steps we've had to following protocols and guidelines, the club have been good, the players have been following as well as we can."

"What's happening outside at different clubs and in society is frightening and we have a responsibility and duty to steer clear and keep within the bubbles.”

“I hope we can continue playing because it's a positive impact for everyone. Even I feel it at home. When you don't have a game yourself, you're looking forward to watching a game on telly and the mental well-being of football has been a big positive, I think.”

source: SportMob