Man Utd cancel Stoke City friendly after player tests positive for Covid-19

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Manchester United were forced to cancel a friendly game against Stoke City at their training ground on Tuesday after one player from the Championship side tested positive for coronavirus.

Stoke City’s players did not come into contact at any point with United’s team as they were taken to a separate building at Carrington after they arrived.

According to the Daily Mirror, Stoke were given the results of Monday’s tests before the friendly and were made aware that one of their players had tested positive for Covid-19.

The report claims that Manchester United’s medical team were ‘immediately alerted’ and Solskjaer’s side were kept away from their players and staff.

A source at the Red devils’ training ground told the Mirror: ‘Stoke were rushed out of the Academy very quickly indeed.

‘United’s officials didn’t hang about – they had Stoke out of there really quickly as you’d imagine.

‘It could have been a scary situation but United’s protocols were absolutely spot on and prevented what could have been a major problem with the season now just days away.’

After Stoke City left the training ground, United’s squad played another game between themselves.

United have been stepping up their preparations ahead of the Premier League’s restart and took part in a game at Old Trafford over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Premier League confirmed that there were no positive results for coronavirus from 1,195 tests in the last round of testing which occurred on June 4 and 5.


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