Manchester United Shut Down Training Center Due to Covid-19 Outbreak
Manchester United Football Club have shut down its training center because of the recent outbreak of covid-19 among players and staff members of the club.
Manchester United confirmed the news on its official website on Monday, December 13th, 2021. According to the report from the club, the decision to shut the complex for 24 hours is for safety precautions.
Manchester United can confirm that following the PCR test confirmation of yesterday's positive LFT Covid-19 cases among the first team staff and player, the decision has been taken to close down first team operations at Carrington Training Complex for 24 hours, to minimise risk of any further infection. Individuals who tested positive are isolating per Premier League records. Given cancellation of training and disruption of the squad, and with the health of players and staff the priority, the Club is in discussion with the Premier League whether it is safe for Tuesday's fixture against Brentford to continue, both from a Covid infection and player preparation perspective. Team and staff travel to London will be deferred pending the result of that discussion.
Manchester United are the third team in the League to be hit by the virus. Tottenham who was first hit by the virus last week ahead of their Europa Conference League game have resumed training sessions ahead of their Premier League game against Leicester City.