Manchester United update on COVID testing after cancelling Preston friendly

Manchester United have issued an update after being forced to cancel Saturday’s pre-season friendly with Preston North End.

It came with great disappointment that the club had to call off Saturday’s match after a COVID-19 scare within the training camp.

“After further testing yesterday [Thursday] and today [Friday], we can confirm that there are no positive cases within the first-team group,” Manchester United said in a recent statement.

“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.”

With everyone keen to see Raphael Varane arrive in Manchester, it can only be good news that there are no positive cases in the squad to ensure that the team can try to hit the ground running.

And the only negative I can think of from today’s reports is that Marcus Rashford is out until October (maybe November) due to a shoulder operation.

At least we’ll be sending out the latest edition of the Stretty Newsletter tomorrow – to make up for not having a game to cover!

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