Manchester United’s clash at Brentford on Tuesday night has been postpone following Covid-19 outbreak in their squad.
The Premier League Board’s decision came just before midnight after the Red Devils requested to have the game postpone amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.
United closes down first team operations at their Carrington headquarters for 24 hours and cancelled training on Monday to try and limit the risk of further infections, after a number of players and staff tested positive on Sunday.
The team delayed travelling to London and sought clarification from the Premier League if the game was safe to go ahead before a decision was reached late on Monday night to postpone it.
According to the Premier League statement which read: ‘The Premier League Board has decided to postpone Brentford FC’s home fixture against Manchester United, due to be played on Tuesday.’
‘The decision was taken following guidance from medical advisers die to the exceptional circumstances of an ongoing Covid-19 outbreak within United’s squad.’
‘First team operations at the club’s Carrington training complex were closed down today to help control the outbreak and minimize risk of further infections among staff and players.’
‘The league wishes a quick recovery to those players and staff with Covid-19. The postponed fixture will be rearranged in due course.’
United official website also issued a statement confirming the postponement of the fixture: ‘Following PCR confirmation of positive LFF Covid-19 tests among the first team staff and players, the outbreak requires ongoing surveillance.’
‘Manchester United regrets the inconveniences caused to Brentford FC and to the fans of both clubs by Covid-19.’