Man United friendly against Stoke City cancelled after positive coronavirus case

Man United friendly against Stoke City cancelled after positive coronavirus case

Manchester United has been preparing for the restart of the premier league by engaengaging in series of training and friendly matches.

The red devils were set to play Championship club Stoke City on Tuesday, but the game was called off after the Potters had a positive coronavirus case. Stoke’s players had already arrived at Carrington after traveling separately but were told to return home before kickoff.

According to ESPN, United’s medical staff do not believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, any staff or the United players came into contact with any player or official from Stoke. Hence they are satisfied that none of them had a chance to contract the virus from any of the Stoke personnel. Upon the cancellation, the Manchester United players played a training match among themselves.

Later on Tuesday, Stoke issued a statement saying that manager Michael O’Neill had tested positive for COVID-19, although they did not mention whether his positive case was the reason why the match was abandoned. United will be facing West Brom in another friendly before they face Tottenham on June 19 in their first league game. They are currently 5th in the league table, three points behind the 4th placed Chelsea.
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