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Man Utd's friendly with Preston postponed due to suspected Covid outbreak

Published on: 30 July 2021

Manchester United's pre-season friendly with Preston has been postponed following a suspected Covid outbreak in the Red Devils camp.

United, who played Brentford in a friendly at Old Trafford on Wednesday, said they identified a small number of suspected positive cases following routine testing on Thursday.

It is not known which players in the United squad have tested positive but those affected are now isolating pending further tests.

A joint statement from the two clubs read: 'Maintaining Covid security is a priority for us. Following routine testing of the first team training group today, we have identified a small number of suspected positive cases. This has led to those people isolating, pending further tests.

'As a precautionary measure based on covid protocols, we have taken the difficult decision that we will not now be able to play the friendly match against Preston North End this Saturday.

'We regret the disruption to Preston and disappointment caused to fans.'

More to follow.


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