Man Utd confirm no positive covid-19 cases after friendly called off

Fri 30 July 2021 | 20:02

Manchester United have confirmed they have no positive coronavirus cases within their first team.

The news came a day after

Manchester United

canceled their pre-season friendly against

Preston North End

on Saturday, due to a small number of suspected positive coronavirus cases.

Players and staff are routinely tested and results on Thursday taken by lateral flow tests showed a small number of players and staff had tested positive for the virus.

That group isolated but are all now allowed back into the training ground after further testing showed they are negative.

A statement from the Red Devils on Friday said

: "After further testing yesterday [Thursday] and today [Friday], we can confirm that there are no positive cases within the first-team group.

"Following consultation with the Premier League, they are satisfied that all COVID protocols have been followed correctly and the squad can return to training immediately."

United will close their pre-season program with a game against


at Old Trafford on August 7.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

’s men will face

Leeds United

in their opening fixture of the Premier League campaign a week later.

source: SportMob

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