Second match postponed in a row for Manchester United, heavily affected by the Covid-19.
After Brentford, Brighton! This is the second canceled game of the week for Manchester United, which sees its workforce strongly affected by the Covid-19. Thus, the Premier League confirmed on Thursday that Saturday’s meeting between the Red Devils and the Seagulls could not take place. According to Daily Mail, Man Utd would only have seven players left at the moment.
“As for the Manchester United game on Saturday, the club continue to have an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within their squad which has kept them from fielding a squad for the game at Old Trafford, indicates the Premier League. A significant number of COVID-19 cases led to their game against Brentford FC being canceled earlier this week, and today additional positive tests have been confirmed. “
In the space of a week, this is the fifth game postponed due to the Covid-19, and some clubs are hit hard. However, the Premier League does not intend to put the season on hiatus. “While acknowledging that a number of clubs are experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19, the League intends to continue with its current fixture list as safely as possible,” indicates the Premier League. The health and well-being of all concerned remains our priority. “
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 16, 2021