Manchester United plan to hold talks with their players over COVID vaccinations, according to reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and fellow Premier League managers will be doing their utmost to prevent any coronavirus outbreaks this season.
The Norwegian has asked his squad to be extra vigilant about their movements next season as the club increases pressure on everyone to safeguard the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.
United already suffered a scare this summer which led to the cancelation of our pre-season friendly against Preston North End.
The Telegraph claims many dressing rooms in the Premier League are split over whether to have a vaccine against the coronavirus. Some players are thought to have opted out for personal or religious reasons, while others have questioned he long-terms effects of having the vaccine.
Solskjaer wants to ensure the players have all the information they need and to think carefully about their movements when away from club duties.
“Yeah, we’ve informed them and some of them are already fully vaccinated. Some are not sure,” the manager said, as quoted by The Telegraph. “But we’re going to have a bigger session with them now because I think it’s important that everyone knows what it’s about.”
United start their new Premier League campaign against Leeds next Saturday at Old Trafford.
It looks like we’ll be without Dean Henderson, who is suffering from prolonged fatigue after testing positive for COVID.
“We live in a world where the rates are still high,” Solskjaer added. “Footballers have been privileged because, when the world has been closed, we’ve been able to play football. Now the rest of it has opened but we have to be really careful because if they spend too long in a place then they might catch something. So we’ve got to be really careful. But it’s a sacrifice we’ve got to make to play football.”