December 14, 2021

Man United-Brentford Game Called Off

The clash between Manchester United and Brentford has been postponed following a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The two English Premier League clubs were scheduled to go head-to-head tonight, Tuesday 14 December, at Brentford Community Stadium.

On Monday evening, 13 December, United released a statement, in which they revealed that “the Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.”

It reads: “Following PCR confirmation of positive LFT COVID-19 tests among the first-team staff and players, the outbreak requires ongoing surveillance. A decision was taken to close first-team operations at the Carrington Training Complex for 24 hours to help minimise risk of further infection, and individuals who tested positive are isolating in line with Premier League protocols.”

Brentford also released a statement, in which they apologised to their fans for the inconvenience, but that they also “respect the Premier League’s decision, and acknowledge that the health and safety of both clubs’ players and staff must always come first.”

The match will be rescheduled in due course.

The postponement comes after 42 players and staff recently tested positive as the Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads across the United Kingdom.

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