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30th Dec 2021

Ralf Rangnick urges people to get vaccinated and ‘follow medical advice’

Daniel Brown

‘The most important thing everybody can do is be sensible and follow medical advice to be vaccinated.’

Ralf Rangnick has urged people to follow medical advice and get vaccinated against Covid-19.

A significant number of Premier League matches have been postponed in recent weeks with a number of clubs suffering from coronavirus outbreaks.

United’s games against Brentford and Brighton were postponed due to the number of positive Covid-19 tests within the Red Devils’ camp, leading to a 16-day break before they drew 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Monday.

Speaking in his programme notes on Thursday ahead of the home clash with Burnley, the Manchester United interim manager echoed the thoughts of Jurgen Klopp over signing unvaccinated players.

“These are very strange times in which we live, but the most important thing everybody can do is be sensible and follow medical advice to be vaccinated,” said Rangnick.

“There is never a good time to have our lives impacted in such a way, but it is especially hard during the festive period, at a time when everybody wants to be together.

“I hope that, even if it is not possible to see your loved ones, you are able to have some kind of contact and all help each other get through this.

“We have also had to pull together here at the club because, from a football perspective, it has certainly not been a straightforward period for us.

“I have been here for a month already, but we have hardly had any games and our training has been very heavily affected by positive tests and the temporary closure of Carrington, so it has not been easy to assess everything I need to see and communicate everything I need to say.”

United have won three of their last six Premier League matches, with recent postponements seeing them drop to seventh in the table.

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