Manchester United hope to resume training today after the first-team were sent away from Carrington training complex on Monday.
Our trip to Brentford in the Premier League on Tuesday was postponed after United’s decision to close Carrington for first team matters due to a growing COVID-19 outbreak.
In a statement on Monday, the club said (via ManUtd.com): “Manchester United can confirm that following PCR test confirmation of yesterday’s positive LFT [lateral flow test] COVID-19 cases among the first team staff and players, the decision has been taken to close down first team operations at the Carrington Training Complex for 24 hours, to minimize risk of any further infection.
“Individuals who tested positive are isolating per Premier League protocols.
“Given cancellation of training and disruption to the squad, and with the health of players and staff the priority, the club is in discussion with the Premier League whether it is safe for Tuesday’s fixture against Brentford to continue, both from a Covid-19 infection and player preparation perspective.
“Team and staff travel to London will be deferred pending the result of that discussion.”
This morning BBC reporter Simon Stone says the players will be tested beforehand: “Anticipated training will resume @ManUtd today. Players will be tested beforehand.”
Anticipated training will resume @ManUtd today. Players will be tested beforehand.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 15, 2021
Forget gegenpressing, we’re evolving to COVID-pressing.
At the moment, nothing has been said about our weekend game against Brighton, but it’s a good sign that the players will return to training today.
It gives the squad a few days to prepare for Graham Potter side’s visit to Old Trafford – if the game can go ahead as scheduled.
I have a feeling that if United can go into the Brighton game without no more COVID-19 cases, we’ll have football to watch at the weekend, but the details remain murky because we still don’t know how many at the club have the virus.