Manchester United have confirmed that there are no positive coronavirus cases among the first team. This was after their friendly against Preston was called off as a small number of positive cases were found in the club.
“After further testing yesterday [Thursday] and today [Friday], we can confirm that there are no positive cases within the first-team group.” Manchester United said in a statement about the positive coronavirus cases. “Following consultation with the Premier League, they are satisfied that all COVID protocols have been followed correctly and the squad can return to the training immediately.”
Manchester United have played three friendlies that included a match against Brentford which ended in a 2-2 draw. Marcus Rashford missed the game as he has decided to undergo surgery for a right shoulder injury.
“Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff, and specialists, Marcus Rashford will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury,” a statement from Manchester United read. “He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible.”
“Obviously I am not performing at my best and what I know I can perform to,” Rashford said three weeks ago. “Whatever that is down to, it doesn’t really matter because it has been going on since early on in the season. I managed to get through the season with United.”
Rashford had planned to undergo surgery immediately after Euro 2020 but could not do so as the designated surgeon was not available.