Manchester United shut down first-team facilities at Carrington following recent Covid outbreak
According to the club’s official website, Manchester United have shut down their first-team facilities at Carrington after the recent Covid outbreak. Several individuals have tested positive for the virus yesterday ahead of the clash against Brentford in Premier League.
Staff members and players were both among those who tested positive for the coronavirus following the PCR test. Man United released a statement, where they explained their decision to close down the first team facilities at Carrington Training Complex. They also confirmed that those who were identified as being affected are currently in isolation as per protocols.
Man United have closed down the facilities for 24 hours to reduce the risk of the outbreak spreading and are currently in conversation with the league. It will be decided whether the match on Tuesday is safe to be played or not, looking at the different factors surrounding the situation.
The safety of the players and other people involved should always take priority in such situations. If needed, the match on Tuesday should be postponed to another date to make sure that the spread is fully contained. If not, it would continue to plague us moving forward, which would lead to an even worse situation.
The breakout at Tottenham Hotspur should be an example as they have suffered a new outbreak after the return to training. We should do our best to eradicate the spread and prevent further cases in the future, unlike in the case of Spurs. Football should always take backstage in such circumstances since people’s lives are at stake.
The new strain of Omicron has started a fresh wave across the world in multiple countries, prompting us to take appropriate care to protect ourselves. It is good to know that the club are in discussion to assess the current situation and face the virus.
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It will be a big blow to Ralf Rangnick, who has just joined the Red Devils and was in the process of instilling his ideas into the squad. This disruption in training sessions will also affect the fitness of the players, and they would need to maintain their shape even when being at home.
We could also face a situation where the fixtures would get rescheduled if the issue persists moving forward. There would be congestion in such a situation, and we would need to prepare ourselves to use our squad depth to the fullest to overcome it.