Man United produces MORE positive Covid test results after Carrington’s training base has been reopened for first-team stars – and there are concerns Ralf Rangnick’s team will need to ask to POSTPONE Saturday’s game with Brighton

  • Man United lost their game against Brentford due to a Covid-related outbreak 
  • On Wednesday, the first team returned to Carrington for training.
  • The club is fighting an epidemic by having more positive test results from United staff
  • Covid caused Burnley’s Watford visit to be postponed several hours prior to kick-off. 

Manchester United players also returned positive test results in the fight against their Covid-19 infection.

United have been keeping the Premier League updated after Tuesday’s Brentford match was cancelled. They are also concerned about Saturday’s fixture against Brighton, which is still in doubt.

After being told to leave for 24 hours after positive testing on Monday, the first team players were allowed to return to Carrington on Wednesday at 10AM.

Before being allowed to train, they had to pass a number of PCR and lateral flow tests. However, it was later discovered that at least two additional were sent home for positive results.

Staff held a brief training session, which included some younger players. They were there to help boost the team’s numbers. However, they are now concerned that they will have to call off Saturday’s match because they need to check on their health.

Staff from the Premier League were present at Carrington Wednesday to inspect the protocols being observed as the latest outbreak threatened to cause disruption to clubs throughout the country.

Manchester United have been struck by more positive Covid cases as club battles the virus

 Manchester United have been struck by more positive Covid cases as club battles the virus

The club's Carrington training base reopened to first team players despite the ongoing cases

 The club’s Carrington training base reopened to first team players despite the ongoing cases

Concern was expressed about the fact that even though United announced that their first team had shut down operations and that staff were being kept away from Tuesday in order to reduce the chance of another infection, more than 130 workers were still at Carrington on Tuesday, mostly U18s and 23s who train and have Christmas dinners. 

Ralf Rangnick (manager) and his staff supervising training on Wednesday, while others continued with rehabilitation following injuries. 

United claims they remain in contact with Premier League, but it’s understood that they don’t expect any players who were affected by Covid-19 this weekend to be available. After an illness in Burnley’s squad, the home fixture against Watford had to be postponed. 

United's players (pictured on December 7) were required to undertake lateral flow and PCR tests before training on Wednesday and there were multiple positive test results for Covid

United’s team players, pictured Dec 7, 2007, had to take PCR and lateral flow testing before Wednesday training. Covid received multiple positive tests. 

Burnley posted the announcement via social media at 5.30 pm. Game time is 7.30pm. According to the Premier League, Watford did not have enough first-teamers available for the match. 

Antonio Conte from Tottenham and Brendan Rodgers from Leicester City have said they both asked that their Thursday match be cancelled due to Covid-19 strains at both clubs. The Premier League however insisted it must continue. 

Brighton’s Saturday opponent, United, has also been plagued by positive tests.