The English Premier League match between Brentford and Manchester United which was set for Tuesday night has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak resulting in the temporary closure of the latter’s Carrington Training Complex.
Manchester United released a statement on Monday night confirming the development. The match will be rescheduled in “due course”.
The club said several first-team staff and players have tested positive for coronavirus and the affected individuals are currently isolating in line with Premier League protocols. The statement read:
Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brentford FC, on Tuesday 14 December at 19:30, has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course.
Following PCR confirmation of positive LFT COVID-19 tests among the first-team staff and players, the outbreak requires ongoing surveillance.
A decision was taken to close first-team operations at the Carrington Training Complex for 24 hours to help minimise risk of further infection, and individuals who tested positive are isolating in line with Premier League protocols.
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 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.