Manchester United’s Premier League fixture away to Brentford on Tuesday night has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak among the visitors’ squad.
United made a request to the Premier League to postpone the fixture after being forced to close first-team operations at their Carrington training complex on Monday afternoon.
The club said they recorded a “small number” of positive Covid cases among first-team players and staff who took lateral flow tests on Sunday, a day after they beat Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road.
Those positive results were confirmed after PCR tests were undertaken on Monday, and those who have the virus are currently isolating.
Man Utd’s upcoming fixtures
- Dec 18: Brighton (H)
- Dec 27: Newcastle (A)
- Dec 30: Burnley (H)
- Jan 3: Wolves (H)
A statement from United on Monday night read: “Given the 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.”