Manchester United are set to benefit from soon to be implemented rapid coronavirus testing
According to The Athletic, Manchester United will be parlay to the new rapid coronavirus tests being rolled out after the international break.
The Premier League will resume this after a two-week hiatus owing to international games. With players travelling all across the world, there have been fears of them testing positive for coronavirus.
Such an outbreak can see clubs go short of options until the player is deemed fine to take the pitch again. With the current tests taking up to 24 hours, a new rapid testing technique is set to be rolled out, which will cut waiting times significantly.
The tests, which will be made available this week, will drastically cut short the waiting period for results. It will allow players to begin training shortly after being checked should their result come back as negative.
Players from a number of clubs including United could feature for their respective nations as late as Wednesday evening. With them set to take the field for the Red Devils three days later, the new testing technique will ensure managers have a quick understanding of the players at their disposal.
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Players such as Edinson Cavani are amongst those who could benefit from the test.
A number of clubs are believed to have started trialling the system. However, all 20 clubs would need to agree on its introduction before it is made available.
The last statement from the Premier League on November 9 declared that 1,646 players and Club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, four came out positive.
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The pandemic is not going away anytime soon. If football is to go ahead, measures must be taken to ensure players are taken care off.