Manchester United vs. Brentford match was postponed because the Premier League announced a record positive test for the new crown virus

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After the Premier League announced on Monday that it had conducted a record 42 new Covid-19 positive tests between December 6 and December 12, the match was rescheduled-three times out of the total of 12 in the previous week. It is more than twice, and exceeds the maximum record of 40 times per week recorded in January.

A statement from the league announced the resumption of its “emergency measures”, which include wearing masks indoors, observing social distancing, limiting treatment time, and increasing protocols for lateral movement and PCR testing of players and staff.

The Premier League stated: “We will continue to work closely with the government, local authorities and supporter groups, while responding to any future changes in national or local guidelines.”

On Monday afternoon, due to some positive cases of Covid-19 among the first team staff and players, the visiting team announced that their Carrington training ground was closed for 24 hours. Questioned.

A Manchester United statement said that those who tested positive are in isolation and the club is discussing the continuation of the Brentford game with the Premier League.
The league later confirmed that due to the special circumstances of the Covid-19 outbreak at Manchester United, the match has been postponed “under the guidance of a medical consultant” and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Both clubs have issued statements about the postponement, acknowledging the “inconvenience” caused to fans, and Manchester United confirmed that they have requested to reschedule the game.
Brentford wrote in the statement: “We are grateful that many fans will feel inconvenient due to the postponement of the game. We apologize for the interruption beyond our control.”

“But we respect the decision of the Premier League and recognize that the health and safety of the players and staff of the two clubs must always be given top priority.”

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‘Now, we are a little scared’

As the increase in Covid-19 cases threatens to disrupt the busy winter period of English football, this marks the second postponement in many days.

Sunday’s match between Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur was also postponed last Thursday due to the Covid-19 outbreak at the away game-Spurs head coach Antonio Conte announced eight players and five staff Positive cases in.

Due to the large number of club cases, the Spurs’ Europa League match against Resnais Stadium on Thursday did not take place. A UEFA statement said: “Despite all efforts, it is impossible to find a solution that applies to both clubs. plan. “
A statement from the Spurs read: “We would like to apologize to everyone at Renai Stadium and Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as their supporters and our supporters, for the inconvenience caused to them.

“We also want to thank the two clubs for their understanding during these challenging times.”

Conte confirmed the severity of the epidemic on Thursday, admitting that he was “very frustrated” by the “strange and unbelievable” situation.

“It is contagious and the infection rate is high. Now, we are a little scared because tomorrow we don’t know what will happen,” Conte added.

Conte has now seen his team's last two games fail to continue.

Rogers wants the Spurs game to continue

The Spurs will face a club that also handled positive Covid-19 cases on Thursday-Leicester City-Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers looks forward to the game continuing.

Rogers had few players in the game against Naples and Newcastle last week.

“I can’t give the number of Covid cases,” Rogers said after his team’s 4-0 victory over Newcastle.

“This is a medical issue, I don’t need to announce it to you, but we have a lot of players, including Covid and players in poor health, so I can only say so much.

“I have not heard that the Spurs game is not going on. Obviously, due to the European decision and the Tottenham Hotspur team’s inability to participate in the game, I suspect the game will continue. We have not been told anything else.”

Gerrard talks about signing players

Although at a different level from Conte, Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard is another Premier League coach who is struggling with the selection issues caused by the new crown virus.

Gerrard spoke to reporters yesterday before heading to Norwich’s team tonight and confirmed that there were “several” positive cases among the players.

Gerrard also revealed that the vaccinations of potential signing players will be seen as part of the club’s transfer strategy.

Gerrard played Liverpool against Villa on Saturday.

“We will look at everything, so I believe it will show up,” Gerrard said.

“I think it’s wrong whether I’m willing to make a comment in that situation, but it will definitely have a conversation in the background.”

“The doctor advised them to do this”

At the same time, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said that the club’s medical team encouraged players and staff to be vaccinated with Covid-19 boosters and referred to the outbreaks in Tottenham and Leicester.

On Sunday, the United Kingdom raised the Covid-19 alert level and accelerated the intensity of injections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set a new goal to provide all adults with a third injection by the end of December.

“Of course, the doctor advised them to do this [get the booster],” Guardiola told reporters on Monday before Manchester City’s game against Leeds United tonight.

“I am not worried because they may cancel the Premier League. I am worried because the virus is here and people are suffering. You have seen it with the Spurs, Leicester City-there are many.

“Now, during Christmas, people tend to organize parties and go out, which is normal. But the virus still exists, new and old variants.”


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