Manchester United ask overseas players to return in seven days
According to the Times, Manchester United have asked their overseas players to return to the club in the next seven days.
The club’s decision comes in spite of there being no date set for training to resume.
A number of United’s first-team squad left the UK following the outbreak of the coronavirus in March. They have continued their individual training routines in warmer climates. These players are first-team stars such as Fred, Victor Lindelof and Sergio Romero.
January signing Bruno Fernandes too had travelled to Portugal but is believed to have already returned to England.
According to the report, United have confirmed that those returning from abroad are not expected to quarantine once they arrive in England.
Several clubs in the Premier League have already returned to training. The Red Devils are still unsure when they will be back at their Carrington base ahead of the current campaign’s highly-anticipated return.
If the Government relaxes lockdown rules on Sunday, some clubs are due to return to their training grounds next Monday. Provisional plans would see the Premier League commence on June 12.
There is still hope among clubs that they can meet that date. Delaying their return to training could yet have an impact.
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The resumption of the current season will be very well in United’s favour. Apart from closing in on a top-four finish, we are also alive in the latter stages of the UEFA Europa League and the FA Cup.
Winning a trophy will add further traction to the improvement we have shown under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent months.