Manchester United have reported more positive coronavirus cases after the team returned to training.
The club had closed the first team’s training areas earlier this week after recording a number of bright spots, which also resulted in their planned trip to Brentford being postponed.
However, the players returned to Carrington on Wednesday, rid of those who tested positive.
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And more positive cases have now been recorded, casting doubt on Ralf Rangnick’s upcoming Premier League game against Brighton.
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A Covid-19 outbreak in the visitors’ team prompted a last-minute cancellation on the day the UK recorded its highest ever figure of daily positive tests.
The Premier League also recorded its biggest comeback from the latest round of testing, with 42 players and staff testing positive in the seven days leading up to Monday, December 13.
As the even more transferable Omicron variant begins to wreak havoc on the festive high-level football calendar and more broadly, the Premier League announced a return to “emergency measures” this week.
Players will now undergo more regular testing and face certain social interaction limitations, including distancing and wearing masks.
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