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Man United's Brentford trip postponed after Covid outbreak

In the span of 48 hours, Manchester United's Brentford game became the second in the Premier League to be postponed after several positive Covid cases.

Update:

The Brentford vs Manchester United game, which was supposed to happen Tuesday night, has been postpone due to a Covid 19 outbreak amongst the Man United squad.

Covid problems in Premier League

A rise in cases of the Omicron variant caused the UK to reinstate some of their Covid measures and Manchester United was forced to close their training ground for 24 hours after they learned that some PCR tests came back positive. The club announced Monday night that the game would be postponed.

“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 outbreak amongst the United club comes amidst growing concerns in the Premier League over issues with the virus. The Premier League has reported a record 42 positive Covid 19 cases as of Monday.

The Tottenham vs Brighton game on Sunday was also postponed due to an outbreak and Tottenham  manager Antonio Conte said he was "scared".

Just before United's postponement was announced, Villa manager Steven Gerrard also stated that there was an outbreak amongst his team. However, their game against Norwich on Thursday is currently still scheduled to go on.

The Premier League has instructed all top-flight clubs to return to emergency Covid 19 measures, including wearing masks and social distancing.

The details of the United vs Brentford postponement will be announced and confirmed at a later time. All tickets will be valid for the new time and date.

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