Man Utd's game against Brighton postponed due to Covid 6 months ago

Man Utd's game against Brighton postponed due to Covid

United are battling a covid outbreak at the club

Manchester United's Premier League home game against Brighton at the weekend has been postponed due to covid-19.

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The news comes after United reportedly returned further positive Covid tests following the postponement of their Premier League game with Brentford on Tuesday.

The Red Devils were struck by the outbreak after their win at Norwich at the weekend and temporarily closed their training facilities in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus.

Reports on Wednesday claimed there were as many as 19 cases amongst United players and staff, with many people speculating that the game against Brighton on Saturday would be called off as a result.

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The club released a statement on Thursday announcing that the game had been postponed, stating that, 'given the number of players and support staff having to isolate due to COVID-19, the club had no option other than to request the match be rearranged.'

The statement read: "Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion, scheduled for Saturday 18 December at 12:30 GMT, has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course.

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"The health of players and staff is our priority. Given the number of players and support staff having to isolate due to COVID-19, the club had no option other than to request the match be rearranged. The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.

"We will also suspend football training operations at the Carrington Training Complex for a short period to help reduce risk of further transmission.

"We regret any disappointment and inconvenience caused to fans by the postponement."

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