Manchester United had their games against Brentford and Brighton and Hove Albion cancelled due to recent COVID-19 cases.
Man United were supposed to lock horns against Brentford on Tuesday in the Premier League but the tie got postponed after the COVID-19 outbreak at United’s camp.
The report was that 19 positive cases were recorded across players and staff at Manchester United.
According to Daily Telegraph, the Red Devils had only 9 available players for the Brentford game.
The same report claims that United had only 7 available players for this weekend’s game against Brighton.
There were some suggestions that Man United would have agreed to face the Seagulls regardless but conceded that the Red Devils valued the health of their staff and players more.
Manchester United statement: “The health of players and staff is our priority. Given the number of players and support staff having to isolate due to COVID-19, the club had no option other than to request the match be rearranged.“
MEN report that Cristiano Ronaldo, who had already recovered from COVID-19 while at Juventus, was not seen at Manchester United’s Carrington on Thursday.
The same outlet covers that Scott McTominay arrived at Carrington today but left after 30 minutes, with the club not disclosing whether the Scotland international is one of the United players who had tested positive for COVID-19.
A significantly reduced number of players were accounted for at Carrington on Thursday, reported MEN.