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Man Utd players hit by food poisoning after FC Sheriff win

Manchester United players and staff have been hit by a widespread case of food poisoning following their 2-0 win over FC Sheriff in Moldova, according to reports.

United made the four-hour trip to Moldova on Wednesday last week and there were seemingly no issues when the Reds walked out on the pitch in Chisinau to face FC Sheriff, who had been labeled as a potentially tricky opponent for Erik ten Hag.

In truth, it was everything but tricky for Ten Hag’s men, who are growing with confidence with each passing week as they secured their first points of the Europa League season.

United scored two goals in the first half and professionally played the second half out but now, there are suggestions that United have been hit by a widespread case of food poisoning.

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That’s according to The Sun, who say that after flying back to Manchester straight after the game on Thursday, some members of the travelling party began to feel unwell on Friday.

As many as 12 members of United’s part are said to have been affected and United are now investigating whether it is down to something they ate in Moldova, on the plane or on their way back.

The suspected illness was bad enough for some players to miss training on Friday but most of them returned the following day. Others did, however, also miss training on Saturday. Players affected that were due to link up with their national teams have still been able to do so.

SN’s verdict…
Long-haul trips with barely any time to adjust are taxing on the body and perhaps that’s what United are experiencing right now. United were originally planned to play against Leeds on Sunday (September 18) and in light of this news, perhaps Ten Hag will appreciate that he will have a fully fit squad for whenever the game is rescheduled.

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