Manchester United's flight to Perth was delayed by a serious medical emergency on a military jet 4 weeks ago

Manchester United's flight to Perth was delayed by a serious medical emergency on a military jet

United were preparing to take off from a private airfield on Wednesday

Manchester United's flight from Melbourne to Perth was delayed due to a serious medical emergency involving a military plane, as reported by the Daily Mail. 

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The Red Devils were preparing to take off from a private airfield on Wednesday following their 3-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at the MCG.

However, a military aircraft landed and blocked the club's Boeing 747 on the runway, with a critically ill man being taken off the plane.

The report adds that United were delayed by 45 minutes, but were able to depart for Perth, where they will play a final tour match against Aston Villa at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

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Red Devils train at the WACA cricket stadium

United commissioned the plane from American company Atlas, with the club's sponsorship agreement with Aeroflo having been cancelled following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Red Devils squad trained at the WACA cricket stadium in Perth on Thursday as thousands of fans turned up to watch the players in action.

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Despite the wet weather conditions, a number of the travelling party are said to have gone to Perth Zoo later in the day.

Maguire booed by Man United fans during friendly

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United captain Harry Maguire was booed by Red Devils fans during their pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace in Australia on Tuesday.

Several of those in attendance heard the boos and jeers during the game, with one reporter claiming that Maguire had been "booed four times in the opening five minutes" of the game.

Erik ten Hag recently defended the England international after he confirmed that he would remain as the club's captain, despite his underwhelming form in recent months.

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