The Premier League has officially announced that the match between Brentford and Manchester Utd will not go ahead as planned today due to a breakout of the COVID-19 virus at Manchester United.
The Red Devils could not hold training sessions as they forcefully closed their training centres. Players and staffs of Man United have tested positive for the coronavirus and the club will not risk further members.
Manchester United have released a statement saying: “Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brentford FC, on Tuesday 14 December at 19:30, has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course.
“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.
“Given cancellation of training and disruption to the squad, and with the health of players and staff the priority, The Club requested the match to be rearranged. The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.
“Manchester United regrets the inconvenience caused to Brentford FC and to the fans of both clubs by Covid-19.”
For now, we await further updates on other PL fixtures this week.