The COVID-19 situation in the Premier League has intensified as the Manchester United vs Brighton match has been postponed. Two Manchester United games have been canceled due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the United camp.
A Sky Sports report said Man United coach Ralph Rangnick had ‘only nine players’ to play in Saturday’s game against Brighton.
A Manchester United statement said: “Manchester United can confirm that our Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion, scheduled for Saturday 18 December at 12:30 GMT, has been postponed and postponed. Will be rescheduled in due course.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 16, 2021
“The health of players and staff is our priority. Given the number of players and support staff due to COVID-19, the club had no option but to request the match to be rescheduled. The Premier League Board took the decision Postpone based on the guidance of medical advisors,” the statement said.
Currently no training at Old Trafford
“We will temporarily suspend football training operations at the Carrington Training Complex to reduce the risk of further transmissions,” the statement said.
Last PL week, Brentford vs Manchester United and Brighton vs Tottenham matches were postponed by the league. United requested the postponement of the match after some staff and four players tested positive for Covid after the weekend’s game against Norwich City.
The number of omicron cases in the United Kingdom was of concern. According to the UK Health Protection Agency, the number of daily omicron infections in the UK has been estimated to be 200,000.